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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian մատաղ(matał); see it for more.

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AdjectiveEdit

մատաղ ‎(matał) ‎(superlative ամենամատաղ)

  1. young, tender, new, fresh

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NounEdit

մատաղ ‎(matał)

  1. sacrificial offering
  2. the process of sacrificing an animal
  3. the meat of the sacrificed animal

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Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

According to Ačaṙyan, derived by metathesis from earlier *մաղատ(*małat), from Proto-Indo-European *mlad-, grown from *mel-(to grind). Cognate with Old Church Slavonic младъ(mladŭ) and related to մատղաշ(matłaš). On the other hand, J̌ahukyan derives from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂d-(wet; glossy, fat, well-fed) and cognate to Persian مسکه(maska, fresh butter) and Old High German mast(fattening).

AdjectiveEdit

մատաղ ‎(matał)

  1. young, tender, new, fresh
    մատաղ հասակաւ, յաւուրց‎ ― matał hasakaw, yawurcʿ ― very young
    ի մատաղ տիս‎ ― i matał tis ― in infancy, at so tender an age
    որթ մատաղ‎ ― ortʿ matał ― milk-fed calf

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NounEdit

մատաղ ‎(matał)

  1. child, little child
  2. young calf intended for sacrifice; sacrificial offering

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