ճիգն

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Noun[edit]

ճիգն ‎(čign)

  1. effort, endeavour, attempt, study; labour, work, pains, suffering, hardship, toil, fatigue; danger, hazard, jeopardy; crisis; conflict, contest, combat, fight; austere or ascetic life
    ճիգն ի ճիգն‎ ― čign i čign ― close or hard by, one after the other, without intervals
    ամենայն ճգամբք‎ ― amenayn čgambkʿ ― with all one's strength or ability
    ճգունք մարտի‎ ― čgunkʿ marti ― the toils of war
    տանել մեծամեծ ճգանց‎ ― tanel mecamec čgancʿ ― to bear or sustain great hardships
    զամենայն յանձին ունել, թափել, ի մեջ առնուլ, բազում ճգունս առնել‎ ― zamenayn yanjin unel, tʿapʿel, i meǰ aṙnul, bazum čguns aṙnel ― to strive or struggle hard, to do one's best or utmost, to redouble one's endeavours, to make superhuman efforts
    ճիգն դնել‎ ― čign dnel ― to make an effort, to strive, to endeavour
    դնել զյետին ճիգն, յետին ճգամբք գուն գործել‎ ― dnel zyetin čign, yetin čgambkʿ gun gorcel ― to make a last effort, or final efforts

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ճիգն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ճիգն”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ճիգն”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935