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EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian բարձ (barj).

PronunciationEdit

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  • (Eastern Armenian, standard) IPA(key): [bɑɾt͡sʰ]

NounEdit

բարձ (barj)

  1. pillow; cushion
  2. (figuratively, historical) dignity, degree
  3. (geometry, Western Armenian) base of a triangle
    Synonym: հիմք (himkʿ)

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Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Iranian *barz-. Compare Avestan 𐬠𐬀𐬭𐬆𐬰𐬌𐬱(barəziš, cushion, cover). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰelǵʰ-; see there for more.

The later senses developed from the original meaning of "pillow".

NounEdit

բարձ (barj)

  1. pillow (that is put under the head)
    փետրալից բարձpʿetralicʿ barjdowny pillow
    բարձ երեսացbarj eresacʿpillow
  2. cushion for sitting, considered a sign of dignity
    բարձ առաջինbarj aṙaǰinfirst place, place of honour
  3. (figuratively) dignity, degree, throne
    բարձ տալ ումեքbarj tal umekʿto confer a dignity of some one
  4. bench, seat in a ship
  5. (geometry) base of a triangle
  6. (in the plural, anatomy) thigh, hip

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ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “բարձ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “բարձ”, 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