արջն

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian արջն ‎(arǰn); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

արջն ‎(arǰn) ‎(superlative ամենաարջն)

  1. (archaic) black

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • արջն in Ēduard Ałayan (1976), Ardi hayereni bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Modern Armenian], in 2 vols, Yerevan: Hayastan

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps of Proto-Indo-European origin and cognate with Ancient Greek ὄρφνη ‎(órphnē, darkness, murk, night). Alternatively, an Iranian borrowing, borrowed also into Chechen as ӏаьржа ‎(ʿärža, black).

Adjective[edit]

արջն ‎(arǰn

  1. black

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • արջն in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • արջն 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
  • արջն 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]
  • “arǰn” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 145