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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French gaz. Reinforced by Russian газ (gaz). The sense “gas pedal” is a semantic loan from Russian газ (gaz).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

գազ (gaz)

  1. gas (state of matter)
  2. (informal) natural gas
  3. (informal) gas pedal, accelerator
    Synonym: արագարար (aragarar)
DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1951), “կազ”, in Ewropakan pʿoxaṙeal baṙer hayerēni mēǰ [European Loanwords in Armenian] (Azgayin matenadaran; 166) (in Armenian), Vienna: Mxitʿarean tparan, page 99

Etymology 2Edit

From Persian گز (gaz, cubit, a length of 24 finger-breadths, or six hands).

NounEdit

գազ (gaz)

  1. (archaic) measure of length equal to 112 cm
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Armenian գազ (gaz).

NounEdit

գազ (gaz)

  1. astragalus (plant)
DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “գազ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press

Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

The origin is uncertain.

NounEdit

գազ (gaz)

  1. a kind of thorny mountain plant, perhaps tragacanth of the genus Astragalus
    գազի խէժ/խիժ/կռէժgazi xēž/xiž/kṙēžpitch, gum of this plant

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “գազ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “գազ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press