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Middle ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably of the same origin as Old Armenian կիծ- (kic-, to bite).

NounEdit

կէտ (kēt)

  1. a kind of fly that bites donkeys and cattle

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Łazaryan, Ṙ. S.; Avetisyan, H. M. (2009), “կէտ”, in Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 372a
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 361

Old ArmenianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek κῆτος (kêtos).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

կէտ (kēt)

  1. whale
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

The origin is uncertain. Perhaps from unattested Iranian *kēt; compare Sanskrit केत (keta, mark, sign) and Middle Armenian կայտ (kayt). Alternatively, related to կիծ- (kic-, to bite).

NounEdit

կէտ (kēt)

  1. point, dot (in various senses, such as of time, appointment)
    ի կէտ մահունi kēt mahunat the point of death
    կէտ նպատակիkēt npatakiaim, end, scope, object, goal
  2. goal, purpose; target
  3. centre
DeclensionEdit

AdjectiveEdit

կէտ (kēt)

  1. (post-classical) odd (of numbers)
Usage notesEdit

In some compounds the word has the combining form կետ- (ket-).

DeclensionEdit
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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “կէտ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “կէտ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “կէտ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 363