In another thread ;
We saw that the root word for գող/thief is in fact “secretly/furtive”. Consider the word գաղտագողի /furtively.
Definition of FURTIVE
1 a : done by stealth : surreptitious b : expressive of stealth : sly
2 : obtained underhandedly : stolen — fur·tive·ly adverb — fur·tive·ness noun .
Origin of FURTIVE
French or Latin; French furtif, from Latin furtivus, from furtum theft, from fur thief, from or akin to Greek phōr thief; akin to Greek pherein to carry
First Known Use: 1612
Related to FURTIVE
Synonyms: sneaky, shady, shifty, slippery, sly, sneaking, stealthy
Una Furtiva Lacrima . A Secret Teardrop. From L’elisir d’Amore, Love Potion by Donizetti.
Italian opera, L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti.
From the Armatakan;
He also invokes the Greek counterpart. ”klepto”.
ԿՈՂՈՊՈՒՏ = թալան** յափշտակուած եւ աւար առնուածբաներ
We will see what աւար/avar means.
ԿՈՂՈՊՈՒՏ- Աւար(Ավար), թալան, գողութիւն, կապուտ, ապուռ
** This is a surprise, very atypical of Ajarian to invoke a turkic word. Not only that, he has a whole separate monograph about it. Anyone here familiar with the so called “armenian” family name “talanian”?
This is eerie. See the similarity;
Klepto(from Greek: κλέπτειν, kleptein, "to steal",
It is from Hindi and Urdu?
And see, “illicit gains by public officials” Is this too close for comfort?
In the English we call that “bribery/կաշառակերում/ կրծոն”. Chewing- doggy bone?
Sadly, in Armenia that practice seems to be not’ illicit” but “licit-legal, law of the land”.
See “doggy bone/կրծոն here;
Definition of LOOT
1 : goods usually of considerable value taken in war : spoils
2 : something held to resemble goods of value seized in war: as a : something appropriated illegally often by force or violence b : illicit gains by public officials c : money
3 : the action of looting .
Examples of LOOT
After raiding the town, the soldiers helped themselves to any loot that they could find.
The thieves got a lot of loot in the robbery.
He made a lot of loot selling cars.
Origin of LOOT
Hindi & Urdu lūṭ;akin to Sanskrit luṇṭati he plunders
First Known Use: circa 1788
Related to LOOT
Synonyms: booty, pillage, plunder, spoil, swag
Related Words: prize; catch, haul, take, treasure; pilferage; windfall