գիր

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian գիր (gir).

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Noun[edit]

գիր (gir)

  1. letter (symbol in an alphabet)
  2. (often in the plural) script, writing system
    հայոց գրերըhayocʿ grerə ― the Armenian script
  3. tail (of a coin)
  4. document

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wēr-, from *wer- (to cut, scratch, tear, sketch an outline). Cognates include Sanskrit व्रण (vraṇa, wound), Ancient Greek ῥινός (rhinós, skin), Old Church Slavonic рана (rana, wound), Old High German rīzan (German reißen) and Old English wrītan (English write).

Noun[edit]

գիր (gir

  1. letter (symbol in an alphabet)
  2. letter, epistle
  3. writing, document, something written
    գիր/թուղթ մեկնելոյgir/tʿułtʿ mekneloy ― act of divorce
    գիր առնել, հանելgir aṙnel, hanel ― to publish, to write
    գիր հաստատելgir hastatel ― to post up or stake on the wall a bill, writing or advertisement
    ի գիր, ընդ գրով անկանել, լինելi gir, ənd grov ankanel, linel ― to be written or registered
    ի գիր արկանել, հանել, դրոշմել, արձանացուցանել, ի գրի առնել, զգրի հարկանելi gir arkanel, hanel, drošmel, arjanacʿucʿanel, i gri aṙnel, zgri harkanel ― to write, to write down, to registrate; to treat a subject; to circumscribe
  4. (often in the plural) book, volume, manuscript
    զգրով/զգրովք գալzgrov/zgrovkʿ gal ― to dedicate oneself to reading
  5. (often in the plural) holy scripture, Bible

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References[edit]

  • գիր in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • գիր in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • գիր 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