եղջիւր

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Old Armenian[edit]

եղջիւր (1)

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The oldest form is եղջեւր (ełǰewr), of unknown origin.

Noun[edit]

եղջիւր (ełǰiwr

  1. horn (of animals)
    եղջիւր խողովակաւորełǰiwr xołovakawor ― tubulated horn
  2. vessel or cup made of horn
  3. an ornament for corners
  4. (figuratively, Hebraic style) power, force; glory, honour, praise
    եղջիւր ածելełǰiwr acel ― to puff one's self up with pride; to threaten, to menace
    ամբառնալ, բերձացուցանել զեղջիւրս, համբառնալ ի բարձունս զեղջիւրս, բարձրանալ եղջեր ամբարտաւանութեանambaṙnal, berjacʿucʿanel zełǰiwrs, hambaṙnal i barjuns zełǰiwrs, barjranal ełǰer ambartawanutʿean ― to lift up the horns, to become insolent, arrogant, proud, tyrannical; to raise one's crest, to rebel
    փշրել, խորակել զեղջիւր ամբարտաւանութեանpʿšrel, xorakel zełǰiwr ambartawanutʿean ― to break the horns, to humble, to humiliate, to break down, to lower the pride
    եղջիւր փրկութեան իմոյełǰiwr pʿrkutʿean imoy ― horn of my salvation; reliance, support, strength, prop
    բարձր եղիցի եղջիւր արդարոյbarjr ełicʿi ełǰiwr ardaroy ― the just shall lift up his head; the righteous shall be exalted
  5. (botany) carob bean

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Usage notes[edit]

The word has two combining forms եղջեր- (ełǰer-) and -եղջիւր (-ełǰiwr).

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References[edit]

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