քաջ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian քաջ (kʿaǰ); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

քաջ (kʿaǰ) (superlative ամենաքաջ)

  1. brave, courageous
    քաջ զինվորkʿaǰ zinvor ― brave soldier
  2. good; excellent
    քաջ առողջությունkʿaǰ aṙołǰutʿyun ― good health

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

քաջ (kʿaǰ)

  1. man of courage

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

քաջ (kʿaǰ)

  1. excellently; perfectly (well)
    քաջ գիտակցելkʿaǰ gitakcʿel ― to know perfectly well

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Adjective[edit]

քաջ (kʿaǰ

  1. good; excellent
  2. noble, distinguished, eminent; good, honest, worthy
    քաջ արանցkʿaǰ arancʿ ― emperor, Caesar, Augustus
  3. brave, gallant, valiant, courageous, intrepid, valorous, manful, stout, bold, daring
    քաջ լե՛րkʿaǰ lér ― courage! be of good cheer!
  4. clever, excelling in, of good abilities, fit for

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

քաջ (kʿaǰ

  1. hero; tutelar genius
  2. (Armenian mythology) kaj

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

քաջ (kʿaǰ)

  1. good, well, right, suitably, very, much, very much
    քաջ ի բացkʿaǰ i bacʿ ― very far; very, much, much more
    կարի քաջ, կարի իսկ քաջkari kʿaǰ, kari isk kʿaǰ ― very well, as well as can be
    քաջ էkʿaǰ ē ― that will do, that is settled; well, very well!
    վաղ քաջvał kʿaǰ ― very early

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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