օգն

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Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The original spelling is աւգն (awgn), from Parthian *abi-gūna-. Derivation from Proto-Indo-European *auw-, from *au- (to like, to help), with Sanskrit अवति (avati, to be pleased with, to like) and Latin aveo as cognates, is less likely. See also օգուտ (ōgut).

Noun[edit]

օգն (ōgnindeclinable

  1. help, aid, assistance, succour
    յօգն գալ, հասանելyōgn gal, hasanel ― to help, aid or succour a person
    յօգն կոչելyōgn kočʿel ― to call for help

Usage notes[edit]

Always used in singular prepositional accusative form յօգն (yōgn).

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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