արհամարհ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Western Middle Iranian *ahramarh(ī) from an Iranian compound *ādra-(h)mr̥θya- (esteemed lowly, despised) from the phrase *ādram (h)mar- (to keep in low esteem, to despise). For the first part compare Avestan [script needed] (ādra-, low, inferior), Sanskrit आध्र (ādhrá, poor, destitute, indigent, weak). The second part is the ultimate source of համարեմ (hamarem, to consider).

Adjective[edit]

արհամարհ (arhamarh

  1. despicable, contemptible, vile, abject, low, poor, sorry

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References[edit]

  • արհամարհ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • արհամարհ 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
  • արհամարհ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Anait Perixanjan (1993), Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskogo jazyka [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 27