արա

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See also: Արա

Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening of ա՛յ տղա (áy tła). Alternatively, from earlier ա՛դա (áda), from Azeri ədə.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɑɾɑ], [ɑˈɾɑ]

Interjection[edit]

արա (ara)

  1. a very informal way of addressing a familiar male person
    արա՛, ա՛յ համբալará, áy hambal — excuse me, dear Sir

References[edit]

  • ծօ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • արա in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1913), Hayerēn gawaṙakan baṙaran [Armenian Provincial Word Dictionary], Tbilisi: Lazarev Institute of Oriental Languages (Ēminean azgagrakan žołovacu; 9), page 144b