նաժիշտ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian նաժիշտ (nažišt); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

նաժիշտ (nažišt)

  1. (archaic) maidservant, housemaid
  2. (archaic) lady's maid

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *nā̆ǰištā-, which can be analyzed either as “standing in a stooping posture” or “standing around”.

Noun[edit]

նաժիշտ (nažišt)

  1. maid-servant; female slave

Declension[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “նաժիշտ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “նաժիշտ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “նաժիշտ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Perixanjan, Anait (1993) Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskovo jazyka. Častʹ I [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language. Part 1] (in Russian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 61