շահ

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Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Armenian շահ (šah); see it for more.

Noun[edit]

շահ (šah)

  1. benefit, profit, gain
    շահս ո՞րն էšahs o?rn ē ― what's in it for me?
  2. interest
    շահով տալšahov tal ― to make out a loan
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Persian شاه (shâh).

Noun[edit]

շահ (šah)

  1. shah
Declension[edit]

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Noun[edit]

շահ (šah

  1. profit, interest, fruit, gain, lucre; advantage, good, benefit, utility, emolument
    շահ օգտի/օգտութեանšah ōgti/ōgtutʿean ― utility
    սէր շահուsēr šahu ― love of lucre
    ի շահ օգտի իւրեանցi šah ōgti iwreancʿ ― for their advantage; for the benefit of them
    ոչ առ ի շահ ինչ օգտի բարբառիմočʿ aṙ i šah inčʿ ōgti barbaṙim ― be sure I speak disinterestedly
    ի շահսս հարկանիլ, շահու զհետ լինել, կրթիլ, մտանելi šahss harkanil, šahu zhet linel, krtʿil, mtanel ― to become avaricious, to be greedy of gain
    շահ բերելšah berel ― to be profitable, to profit, to produce gains
    բառնալ զշահ ուրուքbaṙnal zšah urukʿ ― to clip a person's profits or gains
  2. interest, usury
    ի շահ ածելi šah acel ― to invest, to put out at interest
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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Noun[edit]

շահ (šah

  1. kind of a dance
    շահս առնելšahs aṙnel ― to dance

References[edit]

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