իմաստուն

ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian իմաստուն (imastun).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

իմաստուն (imastun) (superlative ամենաիմաստուն)

  1. wise

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

իմաստուն (imastun)

  1. wise man, sage

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

իմաստուն (imastun)

  1. wisely

Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

իմաստ (imast) +‎ -ուն (-un)

AdjectiveEdit

իմաստուն (imastun)

  1. wise, learned; intelligent
    իմաստուննimastunnthe Wise Man, Solomon
    իմաստունսimastunswisely, sensibly, judiciously
    իմաստուն առնելimastun aṙnelto render wise, to improve in wisdom; to free from infatuation, to disabuse, to undeceive
    • 5th century, with changes and additions in later centuries, Baroyaxōs [Physiologus] Earliest recension (TR).6.17:[1]
      Այլ գոյ ինչ եւ յաւձին բարի, զի իմաստուն է․ եւ յառեւծն, զի հզաւր է․ եւ յոչխարն, զի հանդարտ է։
      Ayl goy inčʿ ew yawjin bari, zi imastun ē; ew yaṙewcn, zi hzawr ē; ew yočʿxarn, zi handart ē.
      • Translation by Gohar Muradyan
        But there is something good in the serpent, for it is wise, and in the lion too, for it is mighty, and in the sheep, for it is gentle.
  2. prudent, judicious, discreet, sensible
    իմաստունսimastunsprudently, discreetly
  3. skilful
  4. sentimental
  5. (as a noun) philosopher

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

իմաստուն (imastun)

  1. wisely, sensibly, judiciously
  2. prudently, discreetly

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: իմաստուն (imastun)

Further readingEdit

  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “իմաստուն”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “իմաստուն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Muradyan, Gohar (2005) Physiologus: The Greek and Armenian Versions with a Study of Translation Technique (Hebrew University Armenian Studies; 6)‎[1], Leuven – Paris – Dudley: Peeters, pages 97, 145