аз

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Bulgarian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *(j)azъ,[1][2][3] from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

аз ‎(az) ‎(personal)

  1. I; the first-person singular pronoun in the nominative case, used as the subject of a verb.
    Аз съм по-висока от теб.
    Az sǎm po-visoka ot teb.
    I am taller than you.
    Аз не говоря английски.
    Az ne govorja anglijski.
    I don't speak English.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mate Kapović, Reconstruction of Balto-Slavic Personal Pronouns (2006)
  2. ^ Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1971), “аз”, in Bǎlgarski etimologičen rečnik [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume I, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 5
  3. ^ Trubačev O. N., editor (1974), “*azъ”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 01, Moscow: Nauka, page 100

Chechen[edit]

Noun[edit]

аз ‎(az)

  1. voice

Kazakh[edit]

Adverb[edit]

аз ‎(az)

  1. few

Mongolian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UlaanBaatar) IPA(key): /at͡s/, [at͡s]

Etymology[edit]

Often paired and contrasted with эз ‎(ez, omen, fate).
Morphologically it looks like the Mongolic defective verb *a- ‎(be) - +‎ ‎(-z) (ᠵᠠ ‎(ǰa) ) suffix, but the semantics are unclear.

Noun[edit]

аз ‎(az) ‎(Mongolian spelling ᠠᠵᠠ)

  1. fortune, luck, success, fate
Derived terms[edit]

Ossetian[edit]

Noun[edit]

аз ‎(az)

  1. year

Russian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the pronoun with the same spelling, see below.

Noun[edit]

аз ‎(azm inan ‎(genitive аза́, nominative plural азы́, genitive plural азо́в)

  1. (archaic) name of the letter А ‎(A)
  2. (plural only) basics, fundamentals

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]

  • а ‎(a)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Church Slavonic аꙁъ ‎(azŭ), Proto-Slavic *(j)azъ

Pronoun[edit]

аз ‎(az)

  1. (archaic, ecclesiastic or ironic) I

See also[edit]

  • я ‎(ja)

Tajik[edit]

Dari از
Iranian Persian از
Tajik аз ‎(az)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian 𐭬𐭭 ‎(az).

Preposition[edit]

аз ‎(az)

  1. from, since

Tatar[edit]

Adverb[edit]

аз ‎(az)

  1. a bit, slightly