օձ

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Armenian[edit]

Մի սև օձ (Mi sew ōj, A black snake)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian օձ (ōj).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

օձ (ōj)

  1. snake, serpent

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The original spelling is աւձ (awj), from Proto-Armenian *awǵʰi, from *anʷgi, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éngʷʰis (snake).

Noun[edit]

օձ (ōj

  1. snake
    օձ աւազակōj awazak — the devil
    օձ խարամանիōj xaramani — dipsas or dipsade
    օձ չչէōj čʿčʿē — the serpent hisses
    քաղցրութեամբ օձն ի ծակէն ելանէkʿałcʿrutʿeamb ōjn i cakēn elanē — a smooth tongue draws (gentleness is better than force)
    օձի դեղōji deł — viper's bugloss, echium

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: օձ (ōj)

References[edit]

  • օձ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • օձ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • “awj” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 153