լուրջ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian լուրջ (lurǰ); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

լուրջ (lurǰ) (superlative ամենալուրջ)

  1. serious
  2. (rare) blue

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

լուրջ (lurǰ)

  1. seriously

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *ḱluH-r-yo- or *ḱluH-r-yeh₂- (light, bright, clear, clean, joyful). Cognates include Latin cluo (to clean), Welsh clir (light, bright, clear, clean, joyful), Lithuanian šlúoti (to wipe), Ancient Greek κλύζω (klúzō), Gothic 𐌷𐌻𐌿𐍄𐍂𐌰𐌽𐍃 (hlutrans, pure, clean). See also the by-form լուրթ (lurtʿ).

Adjective[edit]

լուրջ (lurǰ

  1. *light, *shiny (this sense is unattested, but is apparent from compounds)
  2. light blue; blue
  3. cheerful, awake, sober, bright-minded
    ի լրջեաց, ի լրջուց, ի լրջէi lrǰeacʿ, i lrǰucʿ, i lrǰē ― in a waking state
  4. serious
    լուրջ երեսօքlurǰ eresōkʿ ― seriously
    ի բարբառ լուրջi barbaṙ lurǰ ― with a serious voice

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References[edit]

  • լուրջ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • լուրջ 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
  • լուրջ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 322