գեր

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See also: գեր-

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂uer- and cognate with Ancient Greek ἀείρω (aeírō, to raise, to raise up).

Preposition[edit]

գեր (ger)

  1. (usually with the accusative) above, higher, over, more than
    գեր ի վերոյger i veroy ― supreme, superior, excellent, sublime, pre-eminent, higher
    գեր քանger kʿan ― over, upon, above, beyond
    գեր լինելger linel ― to be above, to excel, to surpass, to surmount
  2. (as a prefix) hyper-, super- translating Ancient Greek ὑπέρ (hupér)
    գերագոյնgeragoyn ― ὑπέρτερος
    գերադրականgeradrakan ― ὑπερθετικός
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Noun[edit]

գեր (ger

  1. weeping, wailing
    գեր գործելger gorcel ― to weep

Adjective[edit]

գեր (ger

  1. woeful, lamentable

References[edit]

  • գեր in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • գեր 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
  • գեր in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 207
  • գեր in Ṙubēn Łazarean (2000), Grabari baṙaran [Dictionary of Old Armenian], in 2 vols, Yerevan: Yerevan State University