BulgarianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Church Slavonic азъ (azŭ)[1], from Proto-Slavic *(j)azъ,[2][3][4] from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [as]
  • (file)

PronounEdit

аз (az) (personal)

  1. I; the first-person singular pronoun in the nominative case, used as the subject of a verb.
    Аз съм по-висо́ка от теб.
    Az sǎm po-visóka ot teb.
    I am taller than you.
    Аз не гово́ря англи́йски.
    Az ne govórja anglíjski.
    I don't speak English.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1971), “аз”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 1, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 5
  2. ^ Mate Kapović, Reconstruction of Balto-Slavic Personal Pronouns (2006)
  3. ^ Georgiev Vl. I., editor (1971), “аз”, in Български етимологичен речник [Bulgarian Etymological Dictionary] (in Bulgarian), volume 1, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, page 5
  4. ^ Trubachyov, Oleg, editor (1974), “*azъ”, in Этимологический словарь славянских языков [Etymological Dictionary of Slavic Languages] (in Russian), volume 1: (*a – *besědьlivъ), Moscow: Nauka, page 100

ChechenEdit

EtymologyEdit

From *awaz, from a Turkic language, ultimately from Persian آواز‎. Compare Tatar аваз (awaz).

NounEdit

аз (az)

  1. voice

KazakhEdit

Cyrillic аз
Arabic از

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Turkic *āŕ (few, little). Cognate with Turkish az, Azerbaijani az, etc.

AdverbEdit

аз (az)

  1. few, little

KumykEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Turkic *āŕ (few, little). Cognate with Azerbaijani az, etc.

AdverbEdit

аз (az)

  1. few
  2. a little

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • аз in Kumyksko-russkij slovarʹ, 2013

MongolianEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

Often paired and contrasted with эз (ez, omen, fate).
Morphologically it looks like the Mongolic defective verb *a- (be) + (-z) (ᠵᠠ (ǰa) ) suffix, but the semantics are unclear.

NounEdit

аз (az) (Mongolian spelling ᠠᠵᠠ (aǰa))

  1. fortune, luck
Derived termsEdit

OssetianEdit

NounEdit

аз (az)

  1. year

RussianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the pronoun with the same spelling, see below.

NounEdit

аз (azm inan (genitive аза́, nominative plural азы́, genitive plural азо́в)

  1. (archaic) name of the Cyrillic letter А, а
    Synonym: а (a)
  2. (plural only, dated) letters
  3. (plural only) basics, fundamentals
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Old Church Slavonic азъ (azŭ), Proto-Slavic *(j)azъ

Pronoun 1Edit

аз (az)

  1. (archaic, biblical) I (first person singular nominative pronoun)
    Synonym: я (ja)
    аз есмь госпо́дь бог твойaz jesmʹ gospódʹ bog tvojI am your Lord God

Pronoun 2Edit

аз (az) (genitive аза́)

  1. (colloquial, ironic) yours truly, your humble servant (as a self-deprecating, third-person reference to oneself)
    поми́луй гре́шного аза́pomíluj gréšnovo azáforgive this humble sinner
DeclensionEdit



TajikEdit

Dari Persian از
Iranian Persian
Tajik аз (az)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian 𐭬𐭭(az).

PrepositionEdit

аз (az)

  1. from, since

TatarEdit

AdverbEdit

аз (az)

  1. a bit, slightly