բազում

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian բազում (bazum).

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բազում (bazum) (superlative ամենաբազում)

  1. many, numerous, multiple
    բազում կրակոցներ լսվեցին‎ ― bazum krakocʿner lsvecʿinmany shots were heard

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *bʰn̥ǵʰu-, with cognates including Sanskrit बहु (bahu, much), Avestan 𐬠𐬄𐬰𐬀𐬵 (bązah, high, deep), Ancient Greek παχύς (pakhús, thick), Latvian bìezs (thick). Otherwise, an Iranian borrowing.

Adjective[edit]

բազում (bazum)

  1. many, several, diverse, much, thick, great, large, full, abundant, copious, numerous, considerable, frequent, very, too much, excessive
    ոչ բազում‎ ― očʿ bazumbut little, not much
    բազում անգամ‎ ― bazum angamseveral times, often, frequently
    բազում ինչ պետք են‎ ― bazum inčʿ petkʿ enit is necessary much trouble, many things
    յետ ոչ բազում աւուրց‎ ― yet očʿ bazum awurcʿin a few days
    ի բազմաց հետէ‎ ― i bazmacʿ hetēa long time ago
    բազումք‎ ― bazumkʿmany people
    բազումք ի մարդկանէ‎ ― bazumkʿ i mardkanēthe most part of men
    բազումս, բազում ինչ‎ ― bazums, bazum inčʿmuch, too much
    բազում ինչ գոչել ծովու‎ ― bazum inčʿ gočʿel covuroaring of the waves
    բազումս չարչարիլ‎ ― bazums čʿarčʿarilto suffer much
    բազում ժամանակս‎ ― bazum žamanaksfor a long time

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Post-classically the word was used for building comparatives and superlatives of adjectives: բազմահարուստ (bazmaharust, very rich), բազմաչար (bazmačʿar, very wicked).

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “բազում”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “բազում”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “բազում”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935