քաջ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian քաջ ‎(kʿaǰ); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

քաջ ‎(kʿaǰ) ‎(superlative ամենաքաջ)

  1. brave, courageous
    քաջ զինվոր‎ ― kʿaǰ zinvor ― brave soldier
  2. good; excellent
    քաջ առողջություն‎ ― kʿaǰ aṙołǰutʿyun ― good health

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

քաջ ‎(kʿaǰ)

  1. man of courage

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

քաջ ‎(kʿaǰ)

  1. excellently; perfectly (well)
    քաջ գիտակցել‎ ― kʿaǰ gitakcʿel ― to know perfectly well

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Adjective[edit]

քաջ ‎(kʿaǰ)

  1. good; excellent
  2. noble, distinguished, eminent; good, honest, worthy
    քաջ արանց‎ ― kʿaǰ arancʿ ― emperor, Caesar, Augustus
  3. brave, gallant, valiant, courageous, intrepid, valorous, manful, stout, bold, daring
    քաջ լե՛ր‎ ― kʿaǰ lér ― courage! be of good cheer!
  4. clever, excelling in, of good abilities, fit for

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

քաջ ‎(kʿaǰ)

  1. hero; tutelar genius
  2. (Armenian mythology) kaj

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

քաջ ‎(kʿaǰ)

  1. good, well, right, suitably, very, much, very much
    քաջ ի բաց‎ ― kʿaǰ i bacʿ ― very far; very, much, much more
    կարի քաջ, կարի իսկ քաջ‎ ― kari kʿaǰ, kari isk kʿaǰ ― very well, as well as can be
    քաջ է‎ ― kʿaǰ ē ― that will do, that is settled; well, very well!
    վաղ քաջ‎ ― vał kʿaǰ ― very early

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “քաջ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “քաջ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “քաջ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935