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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian ողջ (ołǰ).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ողջ (ołǰ)

  1. whole, entire
  2. alive, living
  3. safe, unharmed

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *olyo-. Cognates include Old Irish uile, Welsh holl and Proto-Germanic *allaz, *ala-.

Alternatively, from Proto-Indo-European *solw-yo-, from, *solh₂- (whole).

A contamination of both is possible.

For the semantic correspondence “being alive” : “wholeness” compare Turkish sağ (alive; whole).

Urartian [script needed] (ulguše, health, well being, the being alive) may be borrowed from Proto-Armenian.

AdjectiveEdit

ողջ (ołǰ)

  1. alive, living; sound, safe
    ողջ ողջołǰ ołǰalive, all alive
    ողջ եկիրołǰ ekirwelcome! you are welcome
    ո՛ղջ լեր/երółǰ ler/erkeep yourself hearty; God speed you, good bye!
    ո՛ղջ լեր Վարդապետółǰ ler Vardapethail Master!
    ո՛ղջ լեր Թագուհիółǰ ler TʿaguhiSalve Regina! hail Mary!
    ո՛ղջ երթółǰ ertʿgo in peace, adieu, farewell
    ողջ մնասցենołǰ mnascʿenlet them go to the devil
    ողջ մնա՛ołǰ mnáadieu, take care of yourself, my kind wishes
  2. complete, entire, integral, whole; wholesome; uninterrupted
    ողջ ողջołǰ ołǰaltogether
    ողջ բովանդակołǰ bovandakwholly, entirely

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ReferencesEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ողջ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ողջ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Fortson, Benjamin W. (2010) Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction, second edition, Oxford: Blackwell, page 386
  • Godel, Robert (1975) An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 81
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “ողջ”, in Vahan Sargsyan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 531
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ողջ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy