նախ

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See also: նախ-

Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian նախ ‎(nax); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

նախ ‎(nax)

  1. first, in the first place, firstly
    նախ և առաջnax ew aṙaǰ ― first of all
    նախ մտածի, նոր խոսաnax mtaci, nor xosa ― first think, then speak

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably of Iranian origin. Compare Middle Persian [script needed] ‎(naxust, first), Persian نخست ‎(noxost, first).

Adjective[edit]

նախ ‎(nax) ‎(indeclinable

  1. first
    նախ քանnax kʿan ― before, ere
    նախ քան զամենայնnax kʿan zamenayn ― first of all

Usage notes[edit]

This adjective was indeclinable. If it had to be declined, it was replaced by synonymous առաջին ‎(aṙaǰin).

Adverb[edit]

նախ ‎(nax)

  1. firstly, in the first place, at first

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References[edit]

  • նախ 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]
  • նախ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • նախ 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
  • Ašot Abrahamyan (1976), Grabari jeṙnark [A Handbook of Old Armenian] (fourth edition), Yerevan: Luys