բազում

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian բազում (bazum).

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բազում (bazum)

  1. many, numerous, multiple
    բազում կրակոցներ լսվեցինbazum krakocʿner lsvecʿin — many shots were heard

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *bʰn̥ǵʰu-, with cognates including Sanskrit बहु (bahu, much), Avestan 𐬠𐬄𐬰𐬀𐬵 (bązah, high, deep), Ancient Greek παχύς (pakhús, thick), Latvian bìezs (thick). Otherwise, an Iranian borrowing.

Adjective[edit]

բազում (bazum

  1. many, several, diverse, much, thick, great, large, full, abundant, copious, numerous, considerable, frequent, very, too much, excessive
    ոչ բազումočʿ bazum — but little, not much
    բազում անգամbazum angam — several times, often, frequently
    բազում ինչ պետք ենbazum inčʿ petkʿ en — it is necessary much trouble, many things
    յետ ոչ բազում աւուրցyet očʿ bazum awurcʿ — in a few days
    ի բազմաց հետէi bazmacʿ hetē — a long time ago
    բազումքbazumkʿ — many people
    բազումք ի մարդկանէbazumkʿ i mardkanē — the most part of men
    բազումս, բազում ինչbazums, bazum inčʿ — much, too much
    բազում ինչ գոչել ծովուbazum inčʿ gočʿel covu — roaring of the waves
    բազումս չարչարիլbazums čʿarčʿaril — to suffer much
    բազում ժամանակսbazum žamanaks — for a long time

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Post-classically the word was used for building comparatives and superlatives of adjectives: բազմահարուստ (bazmaharust, very rich), բազմաչար (bazmačʿar, very wicked).

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References[edit]

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