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Old ArmenianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

The root is *սկիս- (*skis-), of unknown origin. +‎ -ան- (-an-).

VerbEdit

սկսանիմ (sksanim)

  1. to begin, to commence, to initiate, to set about, to enter upon, to start, to make one's outset
    վերստին սկսանելverstin sksanelto begin again, anew, afresh or over again; to recommence
    տալ սկսանելtal sksanelto cause to commence
  2. to give the signal for or of, to fall to, to undertake, to propose, to put in train
  3. to be born, begun or commenced

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ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “սկսանիմ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “սկսանիմ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “սկսանիլ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press