գահ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian գահ (gah)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

գահ (gah)

  1. throne

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An Iranian borrowing. Compare Middle Persian gʾs (gāh, throne; place, position), Persian گاه (gāh, throne; place), Old Persian [script needed] (gāθu-, place; throne, chair), Avestan 𐬔𐬁𐬙𐬎 (gātu, place, seat, throne) and Sanskrit गातु (gātú, going; way; place).

Noun[edit]

գահ (gah)

  1. high seat, chair, tribunal
  2. throne
  3. (figuratively) dignity

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References[edit]

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