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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

An Iranian borrowing: compare Persian کندک(kandak), کنده(kanda), Old Armenian քանդակ (kʿandak) (also from Iranian).

VerbEdit

خَنْدَقَ (ḵandaqa) Iq, non-past يُخَنْدِقُ‎‎ (yuḵandiqu)

  1. to dig a moat, to make a moat

ConjugationEdit

NounEdit

خَنْدَق (ḵandaqm (plural خَنَادِق(ḵanādiq))

  1. moat

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1973), “խանդակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume II, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 330b

PersianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic خَنْدَق(ḵandaq), from Middle Persian *handag (whence Persian هندک(handak, moat)).

NounEdit

خندق (xandaq) (plural خندق‌ها(xandaq-hâ))

  1. moat

DescendantsEdit