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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian առաջ (aṙaǰ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

առաջ (aṙaǰ)

  1. front part; front, anterior

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

առաջ (aṙaǰ)

  1. forward
    Ես առաջ եմ քայլելու։Es aṙaǰ em kʿaylelu.I will walk forward.

PostpositionEdit

առաջ (aṙaǰ)

  1. before
    Ուտելուց առաջ ձեռքերը պետք է լվանալ։Utelucʿ aṙaǰ jeṙkʿerə petkʿ ē lvanal.One should wash his hands before eating.

Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the preposition առ (aṙ) +‎ աջ ().

NounEdit

առաջ (aṙaǰ)

  1. front part; front, anterior
    յառաջոյ, յառաջոյ կողմանէyaṙaǰoy, yaṙaǰoy kołmanēbefore, in front, at the head of
    զառաջս ունել, առնուլzaṙaǰs unel, aṙnulto obviate, to be beforehand, to prevent
    առաջ նաւուaṙaǰ nawuhead, prow, bow of a ship
    ընդ առաջ գնալ, ելանելənd aṙaǰ gnal, elanelto go to meet
  2. branch, division
    առաջք գետոյaṙaǰkʿ getoyarm of a river
    առաջ զօրացaṙaǰ zōracʿdivision of forces

DeclensionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “առաջ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “առաջ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “առաջ”, 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
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “aṙaǰ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 104