Old Armenian edit

Etymology edit

An Iranian borrowing; compare Parthian [Book Pahlavi needed] (yʾwyt(ʾn)' /⁠yāwēd(ān)⁠/, always, eternally), Middle Persian [Book Pahlavi needed] (yʾwyt' /⁠jāwēd⁠/), Persian جاوید (jâvid, eternal).

Adverb edit

յաւէտ (yawēt)

  1. more, more strongly, rather
    յաւէտ զիyawēt ziabove all, principally, especially
  2. always, eternally

Derived terms edit

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Descendants edit

  • Armenian: հավետ (havet)

Further reading edit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʻeay (1971–1979) “յաւէտ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, a reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Awetikʻean, G., Siwrmēlean, X., Awgerean, M. (1836–1837) “յաւէտ”, in Nor baṙgirkʻ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Hübschmann, Heinrich (1897) Armenische Grammatik. 1. Theil: Armenische Etymologie (in German), Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, page 198
  • Petrosean, Matatʻeay (1879) “յաւէտ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʻ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy