ջահ

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Armenian[edit]

ջահ (1)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ջահ (ǰah).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ջահ (ǰah)

  1. chandelier
  2. torch
  3. (astronomy) facula
  4. (figuratively) fire, light
  5. (figuratively) enlightened person
  6. (figuratively) heavenly/celestial body (especially the sun)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In Armenia and ex-USSR countries colloquially Russian лю́стра (ljústra), rendered as լյուստրա (lyustra), is used for the meaning of “chandelier”.


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The older form is perhaps *ջարհ (*ǰarh), of unknown origin.

Noun[edit]

ջահ (ǰah)

  1. light, torch, flambeau, link
  2. candelabra, chandelier
  3. (astronomy) facula, bright spot on the sun

Declension[edit]

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ջահ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ջահ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press