Classical Armenian: zi
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'in order to; to the end that'
Often preceded by վասն vasn [ʋɑsən] 'for the sake of; on account of' (an Iranian loan). Potentially analyzable as z-i, i.e. զ- z- (Nota Accusativi = Def. dir. object marker) and ի i 'thing; matter' (Cf. the interrogative զի՞ z-i? 'what?; why?').
Source of lexical data
Ringe, D., Warnow, T., Taylor, A. (2002) 'Indo-European and Computational Cladistics.' Transaction of the Philological Society Vol. 100:1: 59-129.
Cognate Class V
Macak, Martin (University of Georgia)
Most likely just a chance resemblance to the Avestan item.
Dunn, Michael (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
Same as e.g. Avestan
Indo-European Lexical Cognacy Database (LexDB version 0.9)