բազում

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Armenian[edit]

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From Old Armenian բազում (bazum).

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բազում (bazum) (superlative ամենաբազում)

  1. many, numerous, multiple
    բազում կրակոցներ լսվեցինbazum 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 բազումočʿ bazumbut little, not much
    բազում անգամbazum angamseveral times, often, frequently
    բազում ինչ պետք ենbazum inčʿ petkʿ enit is necessary much trouble, many things
    յետ ոչ բազում աւուրցyet očʿ bazum awurcʿin a few days
    ի բազմաց հետէi bazmacʿ hetēa long time ago
    բազումքbazumkʿmany people
    բազումք ի մարդկանէbazumkʿ i mardkanēthe most part of men
    բազումս, բազում ինչbazums, bazum inčʿmuch, too much
    բազում ինչ գոչել ծովուbazum inčʿ gočʿel covuroaring of the waves
    բազումս չարչարիլbazums čʿarčʿarilto suffer much
    բազում ժամանակսbazum 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