ագահ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ագահ (agah).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ագահ (agah) (superlative ամենաագահ)

  1. avaricious, covetous, greedy
  2. gluttonous, insatiable
  3. miserly, parsimonious, stingy
  4. (colloquial) craving, hankering, yearning

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The earlier form is *ագարհ (*agarh), an Iranian borrowing, probably ultimately from Proto-Iranian *ā-gr̥d-: compare Avestan𐬔𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬜𐬀(gərəδa, greedy), Sanskrit गृध्र (gṛdhra, desiring greedily or fervently; vulture), as well as the Iranian loanword – Old Georgian ანგაჰრი (angahri), ანგარი (angari, avaricious).[1][2][3]

Adjective[edit]

ագահ (agah)

  1. avaricious, greedy
    դժոխային ագահdžoxayin agahvery greedy, insatiably avaricious

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Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: ագահ (agah)

References[edit]

  1. ^ J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1987) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Literary Period]‎[1] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 512
  2. ^ J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “ագահ”, in Vahan Sargsyan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 19b
  3. ^ Olsen, Birgit Anette (1999) The noun in Biblical Armenian: origin and word-formation: with special emphasis on the Indo-European heritage (Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs; 119), Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, page 862

Further reading[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ագահ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, a reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ագահ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Mayrhofer, Manfred (1992) Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altindoarischen [Etymological Dictionary of Old Indo-Aryan]‎[2] (in German), volume I, Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, page 474
  • Petrosean, Matatʿeay (1879), “ագահ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy