աջ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian աջ ().

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

աջ () (superlative ամենաաջ)

  1. (of direction) right, not left

Declension[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

աջ ()

  1. right, the right side
  2. the right hand

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

աջ ()

  1. to the right (of)
    ինձնից աջinjnicʿ aǰto my right, on my right

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *sHdʰ-yo- or *seh₂dʰ-yo- (successful); cognates include Sanskrit साध्य (sādhyá), साधु (sādhú, straight, right), Avestan 𐬵𐬁𐬛𐬭𐬋𐬫𐬁 (hādrōyā, desire to achieve the goal), perhaps also Ancient Greek ἰθύς (ithús).[1][2][3]

Noun[edit]

աջ ()

  1. right
  2. right hand
  3. (post-classical) the hand (left or right) of a saint or a holy man as a relic

Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

աջ ()

  1. right

Usage notes[edit]

In compounds the word has also the meanings of “lucky, good” (common development in many languages) and “progress, going forward”. Compare յ-աջ-ող (y-aǰ-oł) for the first and առ-աջ (aṙ-aǰ) for the second.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: աջ ()

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “աջ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  2. ^ Ačaṙyan, Hračʿya (1940) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun [History of the Armenian Language] (in Armenian), volume I, Yerevan: University Press, pages 38–39
  3. ^ Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “aǰ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 99

Further reading[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “աջ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “աջ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy