խազ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian խազ (xaz); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

խազ (xaz)

  1. line; notch
  2. note (in ancient Armenian musical notation system)
  3. parting line of hair

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Ačaṙyan, perhaps a “Caucasian” borrowing (Kartvelian? Northeast Caucasian?); compare Georgian ხაზი (xazi, line, row), Laz ხაზ (xaz, to draw a line), Udi խազ (xaz, line).

Alternatively, according to Martirosyan, perhaps an Iranian borrowing, ultimately going back to Proto-Iranian *xad-s-, sigmatic aorist of *xad- (to beat, inflict a wound); compare Manichaean Parthian xʾz- (*xāz-, to devour), Sanskrit खिदति (khinati, to tear; to press down).

Noun[edit]

խազ (xaz)

  1. line, writing mark, line in hand, scratch; notch of an arrow
  2. (music) note
    նուագել զխազսnuagel zxazsto solfa
    նուագումն խազիցnuagumn xazicʿsolfeggio
    դրոշմել խազիւք զեղանակ ինչdrošmel xaziwkʿ zełanak inčʿto note an air, to write it down

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “խազ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “խազ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “խազ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 324