եղբայր

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Armenian եղբայր (ełbayr). All dialectal forms point to Old Armenian *աղբայր (*ałbayr), which is either a modification of եղբայր (ełbayr) or is its by-form.

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Noun[edit]

եղբայր (ełbayr)

  1. brother
  2. (informal) bro, buddy, pal (informal form of address to a male of equal age)

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

By dissimilation from *երբայր (*erbayr), by a adding a prothetic vowel to *րբայր (*rbayr), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr with regular *Dr*rD metathesis and *-t--յ- (-y-) sound change between vowels.

Noun[edit]

եղբայր (ełbayr

  1. brother
    մեծ, աւագ, երէց եղբայրmec, awag, erēcʿ ełbayr ― eldest brother
    կրտսեր եղբայրkrtser ełbayr ― youngest brother
    եղբայր հօր/մօրełbayr hōr/mōr ― uncle
    եղբայր ի Քրիստոսełbayr i Kʿristos ― brother in Christ-Jesus
  2. (figuratively) kinsman, relative
  3. (figuratively) friar, monk
    աշխատաւոր եղբայրašxatawor ełbayr ― lay brother
  4. (figuratively) friend, companion
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References[edit]

  • եղբայր in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • եղբայր 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
  • եղբայր 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 252