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 հմայքը‎ ― knoǰ hmaykʿə ― charm of a woman

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Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

An Iranian borrowing +‎ ‎(-kʿ). Compare Middle Persian hwmʾy ‎(humāy, a bird of good omen; eagle), 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 հմայել‎ ― hmays hmayel ― to seek a sign or augury; to believe in divination
    հմայից անսալ‎ ― hmayicʿ ansal ― to have faith in diviners
    լուծան հմայք‎ ― lucan hmaykʿ ― the charm is broken
  2. amulet, talisman, charm
  3. witch, sorcerer

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DescendantsEdit

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 [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • հմայք in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
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