նազիմ

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Etymology[edit]

From Parthian nʾz ‎(nāz-, to take pleasure, delight; exult, triumph). Compare Manichaean Middle Persian nʾz ‎(nāz-, to take pleasure, delight; exult, triumph), Persian ناز ‎(nāz). These are perhaps from Proto-Iranian *nāiz-, from the same Proto-Indo-European source which yielded Russian нега ‎(nega), нежный ‎(nežnyj).

Verb[edit]

նազիմ ‎(nazim)

  1. to pout, to be dainty, to give oneself airs, to stand upon ceremony, to make some difficulty, to be fussy, very particular, disdainful, overnice, to turn up one's nose, to simper, to smirk, to want asking, to hesitate
  2. to play the bully, to set up for a beau, to boast or brag of, to pique or plume oneself
  3. to put on the airs of a lord

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References[edit]

  • նազիմ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • նազիմ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • նազ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • Anait Perixanjan (Perikhanian) (1993), Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskogo jazyka [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 63