իղձ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian իղձ (iłj)

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Noun[edit]

իղձ (iłj)

  1. (literary) desire, wish

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Probably from Proto-Indo-European *Hiǵʰ-l- by metathesis. Cognates include Sanskrit ईहते (īhate, to strive for, desire), Avestan 𐬌𐬰𐬌𐬌𐬈𐬌𐬙𐬌 (iziieiti, to desire), 𐬀𐬉𐬰𐬀𐬵 (aēzah, desire), Ancient Greek ἰχαίνω (ikhaínō, to crave). Influenced by բաղձ (bałj).

Noun[edit]

իղձ (iłj)

  1. desire, wish
    իղձ լինելiłj linelto wish for, to envy, to covet, to desire eagerly, to burn with envy, with impatience
    լնուլ զիղձս իւրlnul ziłjs iwrto 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]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “իղձ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “իղձ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 301
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “իղձ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy