ձիգ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ձիգ (jig).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ձիգ (jig)

  1. tight, taut
    ձիգ պարանjig paran — tight rope
  2. long, extended; slow, monotonous
    ձիգ տարիներjig tariner — long years

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ձիգ (jig)

  1. tightly

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Adjective[edit]

ձիգ (jig) (indeclinable, plural ձիգք

  1. stretched, well tight
  2. extended, vast; long, prolix
    ամիսս ձիգսamiss jigs — for months together
    ի ձիգ արկանելi jig arkanel — to prolong, to protract, to lengthen; to flag, to droop
  3. firm, hard, strong

Usage notes[edit]

This adjective was indeclinable, apart from having a plural nominative ձիգք (jigkʿ) and plural accusative ձիգս (jigs).

Noun[edit]

ձիգ (jig) (plural ձիգքindeclinable

  1. something woven, texture, tissue; cloth
  2. one of the parts of the plough, a shaft
  3. tendon, sinew
  4. shooting, the act of shooting
    ձիգ դնելjig dnel — to bend the bow
  5. arrow

Usage notes[edit]

This noun was indeclinable, apart from having a plural nominative ձիգք (jigkʿ) and plural accusative ձիգս (jigs).

Adverb[edit]

ձիգ (jig)

  1. long, a long while or time
    ձիգ արշաւել/զհետ մտանելjig aršawel/zhet mtanel — to run or pursue far

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References[edit]

  • ձիգ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ձիգ 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
  • ձիգ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University