ագան

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. The original meaning may be “early”, hence անագան ‎(anagan, not early), and related to այգ ‎(ayg).

Adjective[edit]

ագան ‎(agan)

  1. diligent, zealous (of a pupil, child)

Derived terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The word is attested only once, in a late medieval song: Զի սիրելի իցես մարդկան,/ Լե՛ր յուսանելդ մանուկ ագան.

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ագան”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ագան”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ագան”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “agan”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 3