բարձ

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian բարձ ‎(barj).

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Noun[edit]

բարձ ‎(barj)

  1. pillow; cushion

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *barz-. Compare Avestan 𐬠𐬀𐬭𐬆𐬰𐬌𐬱 ‎(barəziš, cushion, cover). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰelǵʰ-; see there for more.

The later senses developed from the original meaning of "pillow".

Noun[edit]

բարձ ‎(barj

  1. pillow (that is put under the head)
    փետրալից բարձ‎ ― pʿetralicʿ barj ― downy pillow
    բարձ երեսաց‎ ― barj eresacʿ ― pillow
  2. cushion for sitting, considered a sign of dignity
    բարձ առաջին‎ ― barj aṙaǰin ― first place, place of honour
  3. (figuratively) dignity, degree, throne
    բարձ տալ ումեք‎ ― barj tal umekʿ ― to confer a dignity of some one
  4. bench, seat in a ship
  5. (geometry) base of a triangle
  6. (in the plural, anatomy) thigh, hip

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References[edit]

  • բարձ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • բարձ 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]