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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian լուրջ (lurǰ).

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

լուրջ (lurǰ) (superlative ամենալուրջ)

  1. serious
  2. (rare) blue

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

լուրջ (lurǰ)

  1. seriously

Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *ḱluH-r-yo- ~ *ḱluH-r-yeh₂- (light, bright, clear, clean, joyful). Cognates include Latin cluo (I clean), Welsh clir (light, bright, clear, clean, joyful), Lithuanian šlúoti (to wipe), Ancient Greek κλύζω (klúzō), Gothic 𐌷𐌻𐌿𐍄𐍂𐍃 (hlūtrs, pure, clean). See also the by-form լուրթ (lurtʿ).

AdjectiveEdit

լուրջ (lurǰ)

  1. *light, *shiny (this sense is unattested, but is apparent from compounds)
  2. light blue; blue
  3. cheerful, awake, sober, bright-minded
    ի լրջեաց, ի լրջուց, ի լրջէi lrǰeacʿ, i lrǰucʿ, i lrǰēin a waking state
  4. serious
    լուրջ երեսօքlurǰ eresōkʿseriously
    ի բարբառ լուրջi barbaṙ lurǰwith a serious voice

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: լուրջ (lurǰ)
  • Georgian: ლურჯი (lurǯi)
  • Mingrelian: ლურჯი (lurǯi)

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “լուրջ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “լուրջ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “լուրջ”, 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) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 322