ահ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ահ (ah).

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Noun[edit]

ահ (ah)

  1. fear, fright; dread, terror; anxiety
    ահ ու սարսափah u sarsapʿ ― terror

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The earlier form was *արհ (*arh), as confirmed by one of its combining forms and the Georgian borrowing ზარი (zari, terror, fear), from *զարհ (*zarh), where զ- (z-) is an intensifying suffix. The origin of *արհ (*arh) is unknown.

Noun[edit]

ահ (ah

  1. fear, dread, fright, terror
    ահ արկանելah arkanel ― to frighten, to terrify, to intimidate
    յահի լինել՝ զահի հարկանիլyahi linel, zahi harkanil ― to fear, to be seized with alarm
    առ ահիaṙ ahi ― for fear, lest
    ահ ընդ ահah ənd ah ― with fear, with a timid air
    զահի հարկանիմ, հարայzahi harkanim, haray ― to dread, to fear much

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Usage notes[edit]

The word has three combining forms ահ- (ah-), արհ- (arh-) and ահի- (ahi-).

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References[edit]

  • ահ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • ահ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ահ 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