մահակ

ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian մահակ (mahak).

PronunciationEdit

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  • (Eastern Armenian, standard) IPA(key): [mɑˈhɑk]

NounEdit

մահակ (mahak)

  1. club, cudgel, truncheon, baton
    • 1699, Zakʿaria Sarkawag Kʿanakʿeṙcʿi, Patmagrutʿiwn [Chronicle] II.2:[1][2]
      Եւ Ամիրճանն կառկառեաց զմհակն ՚ի վերայ նորա՝ եւ հայհոյեաց զկին նորա՝ բոզ ասելով նմա։
      Ew Amirčann kaṙkaṙeacʿ zmhakn ’i veray nora, ew hayhoyeacʿ zkin nora, boz aselov nma.
      • Translation by George A. Bournoutian
        Amirjan threatened him with a cudgel, cursed his wife and called her a whore.

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zakʿaria Kʿanakʿeṙcʿi (1870) Zakʿareay Sarkawagi patmagrutʿiwn [Chronicle], volume II, Vagharshapat: Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, page 2
  2. ^ Bournoutian, George A. (2004) The Chronicle of Deacon Zak‘aria of K‘anak‘eṛ (Armenian Studies Series; 6)‎[1], Costa Mesa, California: Mazda Publishers, page 108

Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

According to Asatryan, from Middle Iranian *mahāk, an agent noun from the Iranian root *manθH- (to agitate, stir, churn). For the suffix see -ակ (-ak). On the root see Cheung.

NounEdit

մահակ (mahak)

  1. club, cudgel

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: մահակ (mahak), մհակ (mhak)

ReferencesEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1977) , “մահակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume III, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 234a
  • Asatrjan, G. S. (2013) , “Parfjanskoje gōsān [Parthian gōsān]”, in Toxtasʹjev S. R., Lurʹje P. B., editors, Commentationes Iranicae. Sbornik statej k 90-letiju Vladimira Aronoviča Livšica[2] (in Russian), Saint Petersburg: Nestor-Istorija, →ISBN, page 103
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837) , “մահակ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Cheung, Johnny (2007) Etymological Dictionary of the Iranian Verb (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 2), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 264
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879) , “մահակ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy