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ArmenianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Armenian շահ (šah); see it for more.

NounEdit

շահ (šah)

  1. benefit, profit, gain
    շահս ո՞րն էšahs o?rn ēwhat's in it for me?
  2. interest
    շահով տալšahov talto make out a loan
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Persian شاه(šâh).

NounEdit

շահ (šah)

  1. shah
DeclensionEdit

Old ArmenianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

The origin is uncertain.

NounEdit

շահ (šah)

  1. profit, interest, fruit, gain, lucre; advantage, good, benefit, utility, emolument
    շահ օգտի/օգտութեանšah ōgti/ōgtutʿeanutility
    սէր շահուsēr šahulove of lucre
    ի շահ օգտի իւրեանցi šah ōgti iwreancʿfor their advantage; for the benefit of them
    ոչ առ ի շահ ինչ օգտի բարբառիմočʿ aṙ i šah inčʿ ōgti barbaṙimbe sure I speak disinterestedly
    ի շահսս հարկանիլ, շահու զհետ լինել, կրթիլ, մտանելi šahss harkanil, šahu zhet linel, krtʿil, mtanelto become avaricious, to be greedy of gain
    շահ բերելšah berelto be profitable, to profit, to produce gains
    բառնալ զշահ ուրուքbaṙnal zšah urukʿto clip a person's profits or gains
  2. interest, usury
    ի շահ ածելi šah acelto invest, to put out at interest
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Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

The origin is uncertain.

NounEdit

շահ (šah)

  1. kind of a dance
    շահս առնելšahs aṙnelto dance

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “շահ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “շահ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “շահ”, 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