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#1 Vanetsi

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 10:52 AM

Does anyone know what this means? I've checked multiple dictionaries and etymology books. No luck.
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#2 Vanetsi

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 11:01 AM

Here is the context, from Komitas Lullaby

Աղվոր ես, չունիս խալատ,
Էրթամ ո՞վ բերիմ բեխալատ.
Օրո՜ր.
էրթամ լուսընկան բերիմ,
Լուսուն աստղերը բեխալատ:
Օրո՜ր.
Աղվոր ես, չունիս խալատ,
Քու ամեն տեղըդ է բեխալատ.
Օրո՜ր.
Դուն ալ խալատ բան մ'ունիս
Քուն չունիս^ արթուն կուկենաս:
Օրո՜ր:
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Posted 03 January 2017 - 02:45 PM

I think, it means mistake or a flaw and the բեխալատ would be the opposite of flaw, I mean flawless. I'm just going with the sentence structure and the Arabic word Khalat means mistake or a flaw, maybe that's where the origin is.

I hope this helps.

I believe the babies flaw is not falling sleep. The last sentence which says that you have one flaw, you don't sleep and stay awake. 


Edited by Yervant1, 03 January 2017 - 02:55 PM.

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#4 Vanetsi

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:49 PM

Thank you Yervant for your insight! I think you are right!



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:40 AM

:ap:  Welcome, where is Arpa? When you need him! May his soul rest in peace........


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#6 Vanetsi

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 11:31 PM

My thoughts exactly. He could have given us great insight on this.


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