իղձ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian իղձ (iłj); see it for more.

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իղձ (iłj)

  1. (literary) desire, wish

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *Hiǵʰ-l- by metathesis. Cognates include Sanskrit ईहते (īhate, to strive for, desire), Avestan [script?] (iziieiti, to desire)[script?], [script?] (aēzah-, desire), Ancient Greek ἰχαίνω (ikhaínō, to crave). Influenced by բաղձ (bałj).

Noun[edit]

իղձ (iłj

  1. desire, wish
    իղձ լինելiłj linel — to wish for, to envy, to covet, to desire eagerly, to burn with envy, with impatience
    լնուլ զիղձս իւրlnul ziłjs iwr — to satisfy one's desire, one's curiosity
  2. prayer
  3. magician, sorcerer, foreteller of events
  4. guessing, divination, prophecy

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References[edit]

  • իղձ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • իղձ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • իղձ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 301