անագան

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian անագան ‎(anagan); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

անագան ‎(anagan) ‎(superlative ամենաանագան)

  1. (archaic) late, tardy

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

անագան ‎(anagan)

  1. (archaic) lately, tardily

References[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Perhaps from ան- ‎(an-, privative prefix) +‎ ագան ‎(agan, zealous, *early).

Adjective[edit]

անագան ‎(anaganindeclinable

  1. late, tardy; long, slow, not ready, not prompt
  2. (substantive) evening

Usage notes[edit]

Post-classically a genitive անագանի ‎(anagani) is attested.

Adverb[edit]

անագան ‎(anagan)

  1. late, tardily, long, slowly
    անագան ուրեմն, անագան երբէք‎ ― anagan uremn, anagan erbēkʿ ― too late, very late; at latest, at the latest

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “անագան”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “անագան”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “անագան”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “anagan”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 64