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-, *seh₂dʰ-yo- (successful). Cognates include Sanskrit साध्य (sādhyá), साधु (sādhú, straight, right), Avestan 𐬵𐬁𐬛𐬭𐬋𐬫𐬁 (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.

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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
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “aǰ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 99