բոզ

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian բոզ (boz).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

բոզ (boz)

  1. (vulgar) whore, tart, prostitute
  2. (vulgar, offensive) bitch, slut
  3. (vulgar, offensive) motherfucker, dickhead (generic strong insult)
  4. (vulgar, slang) army officer (especially as used by the privates)
  5. (vulgar, slang) policeman, police officer

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Ačaṙyan, from Georgian ბოზი (bozi, whore). That the Armenian word is borrowed from South Caucasian languages and not vice versa is confirmed by Laz ბოზო (bozo, girl). As to how the sense of “whore” can develop from “girl”, compare French fille (girl; prostitute), German Dirne (girl; prostitute), Russian девка (devka, girlie; whore). Prostitutes were introduced into Armenia from Caucasus together with the word for them: compare how պոռնիկ (poṙnik) is from Greek and կաւատ (kawat) from Arabic.

Noun[edit]

բոզ (boz

  1. whore, prostitute, strumpet, streetwalker

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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