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]

  • բարբաջ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • բարբաջ 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
  • բարբաջ 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]
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 168