խիզախ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian խիզախ (xizax).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

խիզախ (xizax) (superlative ամենախիզախ)

  1. bold, courageous, brave

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is unknown.[1][2] Petersson connected with the descendants of Proto-Iranian *xaiz- (to rise, ascend; increase), whence Ossetian хи́зын (xízyn) / хезун (xezun, to climb), Persian خیز (xiz, to rise), for the sense development comparing Lithuanian staigùs (snap; hot-tempered) from Proto-Indo-European *steygʰ- (to climb).[3] For these Iranian words see Abaev and Cheung, the first with a comparison to խիզախ (xizax).[4][5]

Adjective[edit]

խիզախ (xizax)

  1. bold, courageous, brave

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1973), “խիզախ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume II, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 363
  2. ^ J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “խիզախ”, in Vahan Sargsyan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 329b
  3. ^ Petersson, Herbert (1920) Arische und armenische Studien (Lunds Universitets Årsskrift N.F. Avd. 1, Bd. 16. Nr. 3) (in German), Lund, Leipzig, page 130
  4. ^ Abajev, V. I. (1989) Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ osetinskovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Ossetian Language] (in Russian), volume IV, Moscow, Leningrad: USSR Academy of Sciences, page 208
  5. ^ Cheung, Johnny (2007) Etymological Dictionary of the Iranian Verb (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 2), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 440–442

Further reading[edit]

  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “խիզախ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “խիզախ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy