ագան

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. The original meaning may be “early”, hence անագան (anagan, not early), and related to այգ (ayg).

Adjective[edit]

ագան (agan

  1. diligent, zealous (of a pupil, child)

Derived terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The word is attested only once, in a late medieval song: Զի սիրելի իցես մարդկան,/ Լե՛ր յուսանելդ մանուկ ագան.

References[edit]

  • ագան in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ագան in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ագան in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “agan” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 3