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փայտ

փայտ

Armenian

Alternative forms

  • փեդ (pʿed), փետ (pʿet) (dialectal, colloquial)

Noun

փայտ (pʿayt)

  1. wood (material); firewood
    այս սեղանը փայտից էays sełanə pʿayticʿ ē ― this table is made of wood
  2. stick; walking stick, cane; staff
    փայտով ծեծելpʿaytov cecel ― to beat with a stick

Declension


Old Armenian

Etymology

The origin is uncertain.

Noun

փայտ (pʿayt)

  1. wood (material)
    փայտ կենացpʿayt kenacʿ ― the Holy-Rood, the Cross; (botany) tree of life, lignum-vitae, guaiacum, thula or thuya
    փայտ խնկոցpʿayt xnkocʿ ― odorous, scented wood
    փայտ իւղոյpʿayt iwłoy ― olive-wood, olive
    չնչին փայտčʿnčʿin pʿayt ― fragile wood
    փայտ այրելիpʿayt ayreli ― fire-wood
    փայտ հարկանել, պատառելpʿayt harkanel, pataṙel ― to cut wood; to cut down, to fell
    փայտ ընկենուլpʿayt ənkenul ― to draw or cast lots
  2. tree
  3. gibbet, gallows
    կախել զփայտէkaxel zpʿaytē ― to crucify

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References

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), փայտ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), փայտ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935