վեհ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian վեհ ‎(veh).

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վեհ ‎(veh) ‎(superlative ամենավեհ)

  1. valuable, precious, prized
  2. amazing, awesome, sublime
  3. lofty, elevated, high
    վեհ գաղափարներ‎ ― veh gałapʿarner ― lofty ideals
  4. noble, exalted, high-minded
  5. (religious) His Holiness (epithet given to the Catholicos of All Armenians)

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian wyh ‎(weh, better, good), whence Persian به ‎(bih); see there for more.

Adjective[edit]

վեհ ‎(veh)

  1. sublime, majestic, imposing, high, elevated, superior, grand, noble, generous
    կերպարան վեհ‎ ― kerparan veh ― imposing aspect
    վեհ ինձ Արտաշէս պարթեւ քան զմակեդոնացին Աղեքսանդր‎ ― veh inj Artašēs partʿew kʿan zmakedonacʿin Ałekʿsandr ― Artaxerxes the Parthian seems to me to be superior to Alexander the Macedonian
  2. divine, godlike, supernatural, celestial, heavenly

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “վեհ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “վեհ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935