արձակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian արձակ (arjak).

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արձակ (arjak) (superlative ամենաարձակ)

  1. free, loose, untied
    արձակ ձեռքերarjak jeṙkʿerfree hands
  2. vast, spacious
  3. prosaic (pertaining to or having the characteristics of prose)

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Noun[edit]

արձակ (arjak)

  1. prose

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An Iranian borrowing. Compare Manichaean Parthian [Manichaean needed] (hyrz- /hirz-/, to let, leave, abandon; remit (of sins), establish, appoint), Avestan 𐬵𐬀𐬭𐬆𐬰𐬀𐬌𐬙𐬌(harəzaiti, to dismiss, to let go), Persian هلیدن(hilīdan, to dismiss, to abandon; to let go), هشتن(heštan, to leave, abandon), Sanskrit सृजति (sṛjati, discharge, emit), all ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *selǵ-. The -զ- (-z-) in the derived term համարզակիմ (hamarzakim) has an etymological value.

Adjective[edit]

արձակ (arjak)

  1. free, loose, untied
    արձակ արձակarjak arjakfreely
  2. bold; unbridled, licentious, rash, dissolute, debauched
    արձակ համարձակarjak hamarjakboldly, frankly
  3. open, unsealed (e.g. letter)
  4. (post-classical) vast, spacious
  5. (post-classical, of language) prosaic
    արձակ բանarjak banprose
  6. (post-classical, of a day) ferial

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “արձակ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 75ab
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “արձակ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971), “արձակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume I, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, pages 324–325