նախ

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See also: նախ-

Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian նախ (nax)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

նախ (nax)

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

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably of Iranian origin. Compare Middle Persian nxwst (naxwist, first), Persian نخست (noxost, first).

Adjective[edit]

նախ (naxindeclinable

  1. first
    նախ քանnax kʿanbefore, ere
    նախ քան զամենայնnax kʿan zamenaynfirst 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]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “նախ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “նախ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “նախ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Abrahamyan, Ašot (1976) Grabari jeṙnark [A Handbook of Old Armenian] (in Armenian), 4th edition, Yerevan: Luys