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EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian դաժան (dažan).

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AdjectiveEdit

դաժան (dažan) (superlative ամենադաժան)

  1. cruel, harsh, ruthless
    դաժան մարդdažan mardcruel man
    դաժան պատիժdažan patižcruel punishment

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Old ArmenianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Iranian *dažan. Compare Persian دژن (dužan, dižan, dužn, acid, pungent), دژند (dižand, acid, tart) and دژم (dižam, fierce; sad), Laki دەژین (dažīn, ache, pain) and Zazaki dej (daž, ache, pain).

AdjectiveEdit

դաժան (dažan)

  1. sharp, sour, bitter (of taste)
  2. bad (of smell)
  3. hard, difficult, fatiguing, tiring, toilsome
  4. cruel, merciless, harsh

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ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “դաժան”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “դաժան”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “դաժան”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press