նաժիշտ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian նաժիշտ (nažišt); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

նաժիշտ (nažišt)

  1. (archaic) maidservant, housemaid

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *nā̆ǰištā-, which can be analyzed either as “standing in a stooping posture” or “standing around”.

Noun[edit]

նաժիշտ (nažišt

  1. maid-servant; female slave

Declension[edit]

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References[edit]

  • նաժիշտ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • նաժիշտ 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
  • նաժիշտ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Anait Perixanjan (1993), Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskogo jazyka [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 61