Ciakeiak an Armenian lexicographer, and monk of the monastery of the Isle of San Lazzaro, near Venice, was born in 1771 at Ghiumuskana, and died in January 1835. He occupied himself mostly with the study of languages, the fruit of which was the publication of Preces S. Nierses, Armeniorum Patriarchse, in fourteen languages. His principal works are, an Italian- Armenian Dictionary (printed in the monastery of San Lazzaro, 1804): — The Death of Abel, transl. from the German into the Armenian (Venice, 1825): — The Adventures of Telemachus (transl. into Armenian, 1826, 8vo). He left also several MS. works, in prose and verse, which are still in the monastery of San Lazzaro. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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