վզան

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian վզան (vzan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

վզան (vzan)

  1. (poetic, rare) holding the neck high
  2. (figuratively) haughty, stiff-necked

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • վզան in A. S. Łaribyan, Ē. B. Ałayan, G. B. J̌ahukyan, S. G. Abrahamyan, V. D. Aṙakʿelyan (editors-in-chief) (1969–80), Žamanakakicʿ hayocʿ lezvi bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Contemporary Armenian], in 4 vols, Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR
  • վզան in Ēduard Ałayan (1976), Ardi hayereni bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Modern Armenian], in 2 vols, Yerevan: Hayastan

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

As is already suggested by Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui, composed of վիզ (viz, neck) +‎ -ան (-an). Accepted by J̌ahukyan. For the semantics compare the Old Armenian expression վիզ ամբառնալ (viz ambaṙnal, to become rebellious, proud, insubordinate), ընդվզիմ (əndvzim), English stiff-necked, Russian жестоковыйный (žestokovyjnyj). Ačaṙyan unnecessarily rejects this etymology and leaves the origin of the word open.

Adjective[edit]

վզան (vzan

  1. haughty, uncontrolled, stiff-necked

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • վզան in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • վզան 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
  • վզան in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • վզան in Geworg J̌ahukyan (ed. by Vahan Sargsyan) (2010), Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary], Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5, page 711a