Dikranagerdtsi Vernacular Handbook: I
Dictionary of Dikranagerdtsi Words and Phrases - I
WORD/PHRASE and DEFINITION
Idǎl: To give. Garneh, gidah: He takes, he gives.
Idǎl, arnil: Give and take.
Ikǎl: To come. G’ikǎ, g’ertǎ: He comes and goes.
Ikilli: Deuce (T)
Ilig: Buttonhole, belt loop (T) Ilik
Iliti koreh: Iligti koreh: (T) Your buttonhole/belt loop is blind. (Undone)…Term of censure indicating one does not know what he is talking about.
Imtsǎ: I heard.
Imtsoutsir: You made known, aired.
Inch igǎ, ch’igǎ: What’s going on, or not?
Inch khus is?: How are you?
Injaz: Plum/prune. (Ab) Injas
Ink inki goudeh: He eats himself; at odds with himself.
Ink irǎn: He alone; by himself.
Ink, leh: He, too
Ink vov eh?: Who is he?
Insan: (T) Human
Iprteh: As if; supposedly
Iritsgin: Priest’s wife.
Isǎh: If; (T) Ise: However, although. (Haieren khosam isăh, hech mart ch’imnuh hăskină. So, I’ll speak in English. If I speak in Armenian (Dikranagerdtsi) no one will understand. So, I’ll speak in English.…Preliminary remark by John Kasbarian prior to delivering a toast as Best Man at his brother’s wedding reception.)
Ishnǎl: To descend.
Ishou hǎvgit: Donkey’s egg. Six on a die (Tavli)
Ishtǎ: Thus,so. (T) ishte: Look!; Here!; now; thus.
Ishtak: Desire (Ab) Ishtǎq; (P) Ishtiyák; (T) Istek
Ishtakh: Appetite. (T) Ishtah
Iskiri hayat: Elixir of life (P) Iksir (Ab) Hayat
Iyǎl: To look, see. Hos giyǎ, hon giyǎ; He looks here and there. Giyǎ ki: He sees that; looks like.