See also: նախ-

ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian նախ (nax)

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

նախ (nax)

  1. first, in the first place, firstly
    նախ և առաջnax ew aṙaǰfirst of all
    նախ մտածի, նոր խոսաnax mtaci, nor xosafirst think, then speak

AntonymsEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably of Iranian origin. Compare Middle Persian nxwst (naxwist, first), Persian نخست(noxost, first).

AdjectiveEdit

նախ (naxindeclinable

  1. first
    նախ քանnax kʿanbefore, ere
    նախ քան զամենայնnax kʿan zamenaynfirst of all

Usage notesEdit

This adjective was indeclinable. If it had to be declined, it was replaced by synonymous առաջին (aṙaǰin).

AdverbEdit

նախ (nax)

  1. firstly, in the first place, at first

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: նախ (nax)

ReferencesEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979) , “նախ”, 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
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879) , “նախ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837) , “նախ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Abrahamyan, Ašot (1976) Grabari jeṙnark [A Handbook of Old Armenian] (in Armenian), 4th edition, Yerevan: Luys