աջ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian աջ ‎(); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

աջ ‎() ‎(superlative ամենաաջ)

  1. (of direction) right, not left

Antonyms[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *sHdʰ-yo-, *seh₂dʰ-yo- ‎(successful). Cognates include Sanskrit साध्य ‎(sādhyá), साधु ‎(sādhú, straight, right), Avestan [script needed] ‎(hādrōyā, desire to achieve the goal).

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

Declension[edit]

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.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: աջ ‎()

References[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
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “աջ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “aǰ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 99