բարբաջ

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian բարբաջ (barbaǰ); see it for more.

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Noun[edit]

բարբաջ (barbaǰ)

  1. nonsense, silly prattle

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Of onomatopoeic origin. Alternatively, reduplicated from the hypothetical root *բաղջ- (*bałǰ-), from Proto-Indo-European *bheh₂-d₂l-ieh₂-, from *bheh₂- (to speak), whence բամ (bam), and cognate with Latin fibula, Old Church Slavonic балии (balii). A relation with Ancient Greek βάρβαρος (bárbaros) and Sanskrit बर्बर (barbara, stammering) is also possible. See also բաջաղիմ (baǰałim) and բաջառել (baǰaṙel).

Noun[edit]

բարբաջ (barbaǰ)

  1. senile fables, mythic stories, whisper of sorcerers, sorcerous or delirious talk, nonsense (of fables), silly prattle, maundering

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “բարբաջ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “բարբաջ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “բարբաջ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 168