աջ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian աջ (); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

աջ ()

  1. (of direction) right, not left

Antonyms[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *sHdʰ-yo-, *seh₂dʰ-yo- (successful). Cognates include Sanskrit साध्य (sādhyá), साधु (sādhú, straight, right), Avestan [script?] (hādrōyā, desire to achieve the goal).

Noun[edit]

աջ (

  1. right
  2. right hand
  3. (post-classical) the hand (left or right) of a saint or a holy man as a relic

Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

աջ (

  1. right

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In compounds the word has also the meanings of “lucky, good” (common development in many languages) and “progress, going forward”. Compare յ-աջ-ող (y-aǰ-oł) for the first and առ-աջ (aṙ-aǰ) for the second.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: աջ ()

References[edit]

  • աջ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • աջ 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
  • աջ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “aǰ” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 99