Armenian

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Old Armenian որովհետեւ (orovhetew).

Pronunciation

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  • (Eastern Armenian) IPA(key): /voɾofheˈtev/, [voɾofhetév]
    • (Eastern Armenian, colloquial) IPA(key): /voɾoveˈtev/, [voɾovetév]
  • (Western Armenian) IPA(key): /voɾofheˈdev/, [voɾofhedév]
    • (Western Armenian, colloquial) IPA(key): /voɾoveˈdev/, [voɾovedév]
  • Hyphenation: ո‧րով‧հե‧տեւ

Conjunction

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որովհետև (orovhetew)

  1. because, since
    Synonym: (dialectal) զերե (zere)

Old Armenian

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Etymology

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որով (orov) +‎ հետ (het) +‎ -եւ (-ew)

Conjunction

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որովհետև (orovhetew)

  1. because, since

Further reading

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  • Awetikʻean, G., Siwrmēlean, X., Awgerean, M. (1836–1837) “որովհետև”, in Nor baṙgirkʻ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998) “-եւ”, in Hin hayereni verǰacancʻneri cagumə [The Origin of Old Armenian Suffixes] (Hayocʻ lezvi hamematakan kʻerakanutʻyan harcʻer; 2) (in Armenian), Yerevan: Anania Širakacʻi, pages 5–48
  • Petrosean, Matatʻeay (1879) “որովհետև”, in Nor Baṙagirkʻ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy