արագ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian արագ ‎(arag); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

արագ ‎(arag) ‎(superlative ամենաարագ)

  1. fast; quick; swift

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

արագ ‎(arag)

  1. fast, quickly, rapidly

Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed first from Middle Median *arag as արագ ‎(arag), later again from Parthian *rag as երագ ‎(erag), both from Iranian *ragu- ‎(quick), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʷʰ-.

Adjective[edit]

արագ ‎(arag) ‎(indeclinable

  1. quick, prompt, dexterous, nimble, rapid, swift; expeditious
    արագ արագ‎ ― arag arag ― very quickly, very soon
  2. frequent

Usage notes[edit]

The word was generally indeclinable, but nominative plural արագք ‎(aragkʿ) and արագունք ‎(aragunkʿ) are attested.

Adverb[edit]

արագ ‎(arag)

  1. quickly, promptly, adroitly, swiftly, speedily

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • արագ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • արագ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • արագ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • Anait Perixanjan (Perikhanian) (1993), Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskovo jazyka [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 8