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 առաջ‎ ― nax ew aṙaǰ ― first of all
    նախ մտածի, նոր խոսա‎ ― nax 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 ‎(naxindeclinable

  1. first
    նախ քան‎ ― nax kʿan ― before, ere
    նախ քան զամենայն‎ ― nax 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]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “նախ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • 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