զոհ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian զոհ (zoh)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

զոհ (zoh)

  1. (religion) sacrifice, victim; it's meat
    զոհ մատուցելzoh matucʿelto offer a sacrifice
  2. (figuratively) sacrifice
    մեծ զոհերmec zohergreat sacrifice(s)
  3. (figuratively) victim
    զոհ դառնալ/գնալzoh daṙnal/gnalto fall victim (to)

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *զորհ (*zorh) (compare the compound զորհասէր (zorhasēr)), borrowed from Middle Iranian *zōhr (victim). Compare Middle Persian zwhl (zōhr, libation, offering), Manichaean Middle Persian zwhr (zōhr, libation; oblation), Avestan 𐬰𐬀𐬊𐬚𐬭𐬀 (zaoθra, libation), Sanskrit होत्र (hotrá, burnt-offering, sacrifice), all ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰew- (to pour, libate). The Iranian was also borrowed into Classical Syriac as ܙܘܬܪܐ (zauθrā, bread offered to spirits) and Georgian ზორვა (zorva, sacrifice).

Noun[edit]

զոհ (zoh)

  1. victim, sacrifice, immolation, host
    զոհ ողջակէզzoh ołǰakēzholocaust
    զոհ մատուցանելzoh matucʿanelto make a sacrifice
    զոհ առնել (զոք)zoh aṙnel (zokʿ)to kill

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References[edit]

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