իղձ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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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.

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

իղձ ‎(iłj)

  1. desire, wish
    իղձ լինել‎ ― iłj linel ― to wish for, to envy, to covet, to desire eagerly, to burn with envy, with impatience
    լնուլ զիղձս իւր‎ ― lnul 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]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “իղձ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • 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
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “իղձ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 301