ահ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ահ (ah).

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Noun[edit]

ահ (ah)

  1. fear, fright; dread, terror; anxiety
    ահ ու սարսափah u sarsapʿterror

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The earlier form was *արհ (*arh), as confirmed by one of its combining forms and the Georgian borrowing ზარი (zari, terror, fear), from *զարհ (*zarh), where զ- (z-) is an intensifying suffix. The origin of *արհ (*arh) is unknown.

Noun[edit]

ահ (ah)

  1. fear, dread, fright, terror
    ահ արկանելah arkanelto frighten, to terrify, to intimidate
    յահի լինել՝ զահի հարկանիլyahi linel, zahi harkanilto fear, to be seized with alarm
    առ ահիaṙ ahifor fear, lest
    ահ ընդ ահah ənd ahwith fear, with a timid air
    զահի հարկանիմ, հարայzahi harkanim, harayto dread, to fear much

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Usage notes[edit]

The word has three combining forms ահ- (ah-), արհ- (arh-) and ահի- (ahi-).

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References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ահ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ահ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ահ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy