գերի

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian գերի (geri); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

գերի (geri)

  1. captive, prisoner

Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

գերի (geri)

  1. captive

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ver- (bond; rope; to bind with a rope) +‎ (-i), literally, “bonded”. Cognates include Ancient Greek ἀείρω (aeirō, to bind together), Latvian virve (rope), Lithuanian virvė (rope), Russian обора (obora) and верёвка (verjóvka).

Noun[edit]

գերի (geri) (singular genitive գերւոյ, plural genitive գերեաց)

  1. captive, prisoner
    գերի վարիլgeri varil — to be prisoner
    գերի վարելgeri varel — to bring captive
    գերի ունելgeri unel — to keep prisoner
    գերոյ տէրgeroy tēr — (post-classical) a person, whose relative is kept a hostage in foreign lands
  2. group of captives

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • գերի in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • գերի 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
  • գերի 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, page 210