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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian հնազանդ (hnazand).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

հնազանդ (hnazand) (superlative ամենահնազանդ)

  1. obedient

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from an Iranian word of the form *hu-nazand. For the constituents compare Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hsu- and Persian نژند(nižand, nažand, timid, weak, infirm; sad, cast down), Sogdian [script needed] (nznt /nizand/, humble).[1]

AdjectiveEdit

հնազանդ (hnazand)

  1. obedient, submissive
    Synonyms: հլու (hlu), հպատակ (hpatak)
    հնազանդ առնելhnazand aṙnelto cause to obey, to make oneself obeyed
    հնազանդ լինելhnazand linelto obey, to yield, to be obedient, docile
    հնազանդ առնել ընդ իւրեւhnazand aṙnel ənd iwrewto compel obedience, to reduce or bring to obedience

DeclensionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Benveniste, Émile (1945), “Etudes iraniennes”, in Transactions of the Philological Society (in French), volume 44, issue 1, page 73

Further readingEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971), “հնազանդ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume I, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 104a
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “հնազանդ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Łazarean, Ṙ. S. (2006), “հնազանդ”, in Grabari homanišneri baṙaran [Dictionary of Old Armenian Synonyms], Yerevan: University Press
  • Olsen, Birgit Anette (1999) The noun in Biblical Armenian: origin and word-formation: with special emphasis on the Indo-European heritage (Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs; 119), Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, page 303
  • Thomson, Robert W. (1989) An Introduction to Classical Armenian, 2nd edition, Delmar, New York: Caravan Books, page 218
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “հնազանդ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy