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EtymologyEdit

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *h₂enh₁-ǵʰ-, from *h₂enh₁- (to breathe).[1][2][3]

NounEdit

անձն (anjn)

  1. person
    անձամբanjambpersonally
    անձամբ անձինanjamb anjinby oneself, personally
    զանձամբ դառնալzanjamb daṙnalto turn back
    զանձամբ արկանելzanjamb arkanelto put on
    յանձին բերելyanjin berelto imitate
    յանձին ունելyanjin unelto accept, to approve
    չառնուլ յանձնčʿaṙnul yanjnto refuse, to deny
    յանձն առնելyanjn aṙnelto recommend, to confide
    յանձն լինելyanjn linelto commend oneself, to have confidence in, to confide in, to be committed
  2. soul; mind; heart
    երդնում յանձն իմ, թէ այդ այդպէս էerdnum yanjn im, tʿē ayd aydpēs ēon my soul, it is so
    անձին առնելanjin aṙnelto commit suicide
    զգաստանալ յանձինzgastanal yanjinto revive, to recover one's senses
  3. -self: myself, thyself, himself
    սիրէ նա զանձն իւրsirē na zanjn iwrhe loves himself
    վասն անձին եւեթ տամ պատասխանիvasn anjin ewetʿ tam patasxaniI only answer for myself
    փոյթ ունի նա վասն անձինpʿoytʿ uni na vasn anjinhe takes care of himself
    ձեռն յանձին հարկանելjeṙn yanjin harkanelto boast of, to flatter oneself, to prick oneself

Usage notesEdit

This noun may be used in a reflexive role: սիրէ նա զանձն իւր (sirē na zanjn iwr, he loves himself).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ačaṙyan, Hračʿya (1940) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun [History of the Armenian Language] (in Armenian), volume I, Yerevan: University Press, pages 36–37
  2. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “անձն”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  3. ^ Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “anjn”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 93

Further readingEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “անձն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “անձն”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy