դաժան

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian դաժան (dažan); see below.

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Adjective[edit]

դաժան (dažan)

  1. cruel, harsh, ruthless
    դաժան մարդdažan mard ― cruel man
    դաժան պատիժdažan patiž ― cruel punishment

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *dažan. Compare Persian دژن (dužan, dižan, dužn, acid, pungent), دژند (dižand, acid, tart) and دژم (dižam, fierce; sad).

Adjective[edit]

դաժան (dažan

  1. sharp, sour, bitter (of taste)
  2. bad (of smell)
  3. hard, difficult, fatiguing, tiring, toilsome
  4. cruel, merciless, harsh

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References[edit]

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