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]

  • անագան in Mesrob Kouyoumdjian (1970), A Comprehensive Dictionary Armenian–English, Beirut: Atlas Press
  • անագան in Ēduard Ałayan (1976), Ardi hayereni bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Modern Armenian], in 2 vols, Yerevan: Hayastan

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

անագան (anagan) (indeclinable

  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 երբէքanagan uremn, anagan erbēkʿ ― too late, very late; at latest, at the latest

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References[edit]

  • անագան in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • անագան in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • անագան in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “anagan” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 64