վզան

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian վզան (vzan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

վզան (vzan) (superlative ամենավզան)

  1. (poetic, rare) holding the neck high
  2. (figuratively) haughty, stiff-necked

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • վզան”, in Žamanakakicʿ hayocʿ lezvi bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Contemporary Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, 1969–1980
  • Ałayan, Ēduard (1976), “վզան”, in Ardi hayereni bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Modern Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Hayastan

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

As is already suggested by Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui, composed of վիզ (viz, neck) +‎ -ան (-an). Accepted by J̌ahukyan. For the semantics compare the Old Armenian expression վիզ ամբառնալ (viz ambaṙnal, to become rebellious, proud, insubordinate), ընդվզիմ (əndvzim), English stiff-necked, Russian жестоковыйный (žestokovyjnyj). Ačaṙyan unnecessarily rejects this etymology and leaves the origin of the word open.

Adjective[edit]

վզան (vzan)

  1. haughty, uncontrolled, stiff-necked

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “վզան”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “վզան”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “վզան”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “վզան”, in Sargsyan, Vahan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 711a