զօր

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The original spelling is զաւր (zawr), from Parthian zʾwr (zāwar). Compare Avestan [script?] (zāvarə, power, might), Middle Persian zwl (zōr, power, might), Persian زور (zōr, strength, power).

Noun[edit]

զօր (zōr

  1. strength, vigour, force
    մինչդեռ զօրն եւ ոգիք անդէն կայինminčʿdeṙ zōrn ew ogikʿ andēn kayin — and still breathing, giving signs of life
  2. army, host, soldiery, militia, soldiers, forces, troops
    հետեւակ զօրքhetewak zōrkʿ — infantry, foot-soldier
    զօր առնել, հատանելzōr aṙnel, hatanel — to levy soldiers, to enroll troops, to subsidize an army, to recruit
    ընտիր ընտիր զօրուցəntir əntir zōrucʿ — the flower of the troops, the best troops in an army
    զօր ծանր, ստուար, բազմաձեռնzōr canr, stuar, bazmajeṙn — great army, numerous troops, overwhelming forces
    քաջակիրթ, պատերազմափորձ, մարզիկ զօրkʿaǰakirtʿ, paterazmapʿorj, marzik zōr — disciplined, experienced, troops inured to war
    զօրք երկնից, երկնաւոր զօրքzōrkʿ erknicʿ, erknawor zōrkʿ — the host of angels

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References[edit]

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