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Classical Armenian: zi

« k‘anzi (because) orovayn (belly) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Classical Armenian
Meaning:because
Source form:զի
Phonological form:zi
Gloss:'in order to; to the end that'
Notes: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?').
Cognate codes:V

Source of lexical data

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Source: Ringe, D., Warnow, T., Taylor, A. (2002) 'Indo-European and Computational Cladistics.' Transaction of the Philological Society Vol. 100:1: 59-129.
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class V
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Source: Macak, Martin (University of Georgia)
Reliability: Doubtful
Comment: Most likely just a chance resemblance to the Avestan item.
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Source: Dunn, Michael (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
Reliability: Doubtful
Comment: Same as e.g. Avestan