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լուրջ

լուրջ

Armenian

Adjective

լուրջ (lurǰ) (superlative ամենալուրջ)

  1. serious
  2. (rare) blue

Declension

Adverb

լուրջ (lurǰ)

  1. seriously

Old Armenian

Etymology

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *ḱluH-r-yo- or *ḱluH-r-yeh₂- (light, bright, clear, clean, joyful). Cognates include Latin cluo (to clean), Welsh clir (light, bright, clear, clean, joyful), Lithuanian šlúoti (to wipe), Ancient Greek κλύζω (klúzō), Gothic 𐌷𐌻𐌿𐍄𐍂𐍃 (hlutrs, pure, clean). See also the by-form լուրթ (lurtʿ).

Adjective

լուրջ (lurǰ)

  1. *light, *shiny (this sense is unattested, but is apparent from compounds)
  2. light blue; blue
  3. cheerful, awake, sober, bright-minded
    ի լրջեաց, ի լրջուց, ի լրջէi lrǰeacʿ, i lrǰucʿ, i lrǰē ― in a waking state
  4. serious
    լուրջ երեսօքlurǰ eresōkʿ ― seriously
    ի բարբառ լուրջi barbaṙ lurǰ ― with a serious voice

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References

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), լուրջ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), լուրջ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), լուրջ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 322