ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian որձ (orj).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

որձ (orj) (superlative ամենաորձ)

  1. male (of an animal)
    որձ եւ էգorj ew ēgmale and female
  2. (dialectal) hard (said of radish used as seeds)
  3. (dialectal) hard, rugged (said e.g. of a woman)

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

որձ (orj)

  1. male (of an animal)

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of the same origin as որձիք (orjikʿ, testicles).

AdjectiveEdit

որձ (orj)

  1. male (said both of humans and animals)
    • c. 600 CEc. 670 CE, Anania Širakacʿi, Ašxarhacʿoycʿ [Geography] :
      Եւ զռնգնեղջիւր գազանէն ասեն թէ յՈվկիանոսէ անցանեն ընդ Ենտոս-Լիբիա մինչեւ ցՆեղոս, եւ նման են գետաձիոյ եւ ամենեքեան որձ են․
      Ew zṙngnełǰiwr gazanēn asen tʿē yOvkianosē ancʿanen ənd Entos-Libia minčʿew cʿNełos, ew nman en getajioy ew amenekʿean orj en;
      • 1992 translation by Robert H. Hewsen
        They tell of rhinoceroses which roam from the Ocean to Inner Libya as far as the Nile; they resemble the hippopotamus and are all males.
  2. very hard, rugged (said of objects)
  3. male (of a plant)
  4. unfertile

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: որձ (orj)

ReferencesEdit

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