վախ

ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian վախ (vax, fear); see it for more.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

վախ (vax)

  1. fear, fright, dread

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

SynonymsEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

The origin is uncertain.

Alternative formsEdit

  • վահ (vah) (vah)
  • վազ (vaz) (vaz) (common misspelling)

NounEdit

վախ (vax) (singular genitive վախի, plural genitive վախից, plural վախք)

  1. steep place, precipice
    վախ ի վախէvax i vaxē — steep, cragged
    ի վախից արկանել, ընկենուլ, մղել, հոսելi vaxicʿ arkanel, ənkenul, młel, hosel — to precipitate, to throw headlong down
    անկանիլ, մղիլ ի վախիցankanil, młil i vaxicʿ — to be cast down a precipice
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit
  • վախուտ (vaxut)

Etymology 2Edit

The origin is uncertain.

NounEdit

վախ (vax

  1. fear
Usage notesEdit

The word is not attested independently in the classical period. But its compounds are.

Derived termsEdit
  • անվախ (anvax)
  • անվախութիւն (anvaxutʿiwn)
  • աստուածավախ (astuacavax)
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • վախ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • վախ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • վախ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
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