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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian քաջ (kʿaǰ).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

քաջ (kʿaǰ) (superlative ամենաքաջ)

  1. brave, courageous
    քաջ զինվորkʿaǰ zinvorbrave soldier
  2. good; excellent
    քաջ առողջությունkʿaǰ aṙołǰutʿyungood health

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

քաջ (kʿaǰ)

  1. man of courage

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

քաջ (kʿaǰ)

  1. excellently; perfectly (well)
    քաջ գիտակցելkʿaǰ gitakcʿelto know perfectly well

Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

The origin is uncertain.

AdjectiveEdit

քաջ (kʿaǰ)

  1. good; excellent
  2. noble, distinguished, eminent; good, honest, worthy
    քաջ արանցkʿaǰ arancʿemperor, Caesar, Augustus
  3. brave, gallant, valiant, courageous, intrepid, valorous, manful, stout, bold, daring
    քաջ լե՛րkʿaǰ lércourage! be of good cheer!
  4. clever, excelling in, of good abilities, fit for

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

քաջ (kʿaǰ)

  1. hero; tutelar genius
  2. (Armenian mythology) kaj

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

քաջ (kʿaǰ)

  1. good, well, right, suitably, very, much, very much
    քաջ ի բացkʿaǰ i bacʿvery far; very, much, much more
    կարի քաջ, կարի իսկ քաջkari kʿaǰ, kari isk kʿaǰvery well, as well as can be
    քաջ էkʿaǰ ēthat will do, that is settled; well, very well!
    վաղ քաջvał kʿaǰvery early

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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