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EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian գանձ (ganj).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

գանձ (ganj)

  1. treasure, riches

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Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

An Iranian borrowing, perhaps specifically Median *ganza- (treasure) . Compare Middle Persian 𐭢𐭭𐭰 (ganǰ, treasure), Persian گنج (ganǰ).

NounEdit

գանձ (ganj)

  1. treasure
    գանձ արքունիganj arkʿuniexchequer, finances
    տուն գանձուtun ganjutreasure, treasury
    գանձ արքայիganj arkʿayiprivy purse of the king
  2. heap

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ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “գանձ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “գանձ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “գանձ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “գանձ”, in Sargsyan, Vahan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5