The Alternative Armenian Dictionary: պատենտ

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պատենտ 〈patent〉 etymology From Russian пате́нт 〈patént〉. The colloquial sense “replica, counterfeit” probably arose by misunderstanding of the term “patent” by lower-class elements. pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
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  1. (intellectual property legal) patent exampleստանալ գյուտի պատենտ to receive a patent for an invention
  2. (colloquial, non-standard) replica, counterfeit, non-genuine copy exampleէս ժամացույցը Ռոլեքսի պատենտ ա this watch is a replica of Rolex
Synonyms: (patent) արտոնագիր 〈artonagir〉

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