առաջ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian առաջ (aṙaǰ); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

առաջ (aṙaǰ)

  1. front part; front, anterior

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

առաջ (aṙaǰ)

  1. forward
    Ես առաջ եմ քայլելու:
    Es aṙaǰ em kʿaylelu.
    I will walk forward.

Postposition[edit]

առաջ (aṙaǰ)

  1. before
    Ուտելուց առաջ ձեռքերը պետք է լվանալ:
    Utelucʿ aṙaǰ jeṙkʿerə petkʿ ē lvanal.
    One should wash his hands before eating.

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the preposition առ (aṙ) +‎ աջ ().

Noun[edit]

առաջ (aṙaǰ

  1. front part; front, anterior
    յառաջոյ, յառաջոյ կողմանէyaṙaǰoy, yaṙaǰoy kołmanē — before, in front, at the head of
    զառաջս ունել, առնուլzaṙaǰs unel, aṙnul — to obviate, to be beforehand, to prevent
    առաջ նաւուaṙaǰ nawu — head, prow, bow of a ship
    ընդ առաջ գնալ, ելանելənd aṙaǰ gnal, elanel — to go to meet
  2. branch, division
    առաջք գետոյaṙaǰkʿ getoy — arm of a river
    առաջ զօրացaṙaǰ zōracʿ — division of forces

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References[edit]

  • առաջ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • առաջ 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
  • առաջ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “aṙaǰ” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 104