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հմայք

ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian հմայք (hmaykʿ); see it for more.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

հմայք (hmaykʿ)

  1. sorcery, witchcraft
  2. amulet, talisman, charm
  3. (figuratively) charm, fascination
    կնոջ հմայքըknoǰ hmaykʿə ― charm of a woman

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Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian [script needed] (humāy-) +‎ (-kʿ). Compare Avestan [script needed] (humaya-, humāya-, blessed), Sanskrit सुमाय (su-māyá, having excellent counsels or plans, very wise), Persian همایون (humāyūn, blessed, lucky). All composed of māyā (blessing, happiness) and the prefix hu- (good), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁su-.

NounEdit

հմայք (hmaykʿ

  1. divination, augury, prognostication, witchcraft, sorcery, conjuration, enchantment
    հմայս հմայելhmays hmayel ― to seek a sign or augury; to believe in divination
    հմայից անսալhmayicʿ ansal ― to have faith in diviners
    լուծան հմայքlucan hmaykʿ ― the charm is broken
  2. amulet, talisman, charm
  3. witch, sorcerer

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ReferencesEdit

  • հմայութիւն in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • հմայ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • հմայք in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy