ծեծեմ

Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain.

Scheftelowitz connects with Sanskrit जज (jaja, warrior), जजति (jajati, to fight). This is accepted by Ačaṙean who reconstructs Proto-Indo-European *ǵeǵ- for both, adducing also Sanskrit जञ्जति (jañjati, to fight) and Old Armenian ծանծ (canc, chaff) as cognates. According to Ačaṙean, Georgian წეწავს (c̣ec̣avs, tousle, dishevel something; make a mess of something; card the wool), წეწვა (c̣ec̣va, carding of wool; tousling of hair; tearing out of tufts of hair), ძეძგავს (ʒeʒgavs, pound, pulp something; thrash somebody), ძეძგვა (ʒeʒgva, pounding, pulping; thrashing somebody; hitting somebody hard) are borrowed from Armenian.

J̌ahukyan is skeptical of the above Indo-European etymology, because a reconstruction *ǵeǵ- is missing from Pokorny and Mayrhofer, and wonders if we are dealing with a borrowing from Kartvelian, if the above Georgian words are not borrowed from Armenian.

VerbEdit

ծեծեմ (cecem)

  1. (transitive) to strike, beat
    ծեծեմ զկուրծսcecem zkurcsto beat the breast
  2. (transitive) to crush, grind, pound

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: ծեծել (cecel)

ReferencesEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1973), “ծեծ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume II, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 451ab
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836), “ծեծեմ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), volume I, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 1013c
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “ծեծ”, in Vahan Sargsyan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 361ab
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ծեծեմ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 309b
  • Scheftelowitz, J. (1904), “Zur altarmenischen lautgeschichte”, in Beiträge zur kunde der indogermanischen Sprachen (in German), volume 28, page 295