աւագ

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See also: Աւագ

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain.[1][2] Olsen derives from Iranian *ā-βaγa-, equating it with Sanskrit आभग (ā́-bhaga, one who is to be honoured by a share), the second part ultimately from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bʰagás.[3]

Adjective[edit]

աւագ (awag)

  1. great; elder; chief; noble
    աւագ շաբաթawag šabatʿHoly Week
    աւագ ուրբաթawag urbatʿGood Friday
    աւագ սեղան, խորանawag sełan, xoranhigh altar

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971), “աւագ”, 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 350–351
  2. ^ J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “աւագ”, in Vahan Sargsyan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 98
  3. ^ Olsen, Birgit Anette (1999) The noun in Biblical Armenian: origin and word-formation: with special emphasis on the Indo-European heritage (Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs; 119), Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, page 309

Further reading[edit]

  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “աւագ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “աւագ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy