իր

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian իր (ir); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

իր (ir)

  1. thing
  2. (in the plural) things, belongings, goods, stuff

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In Armenia and in ex-USSR communities colloquially Russian вещь (veščʹ), is used instead.


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Grown from ի- (i-) with -r. Compare որ (or), from ո (o).

Noun[edit]

իր (ir

  1. thing; affair; fact, effect, substance; reality
    յիր արկանելyir arkanel ― to use, to wear; to put in execution
    ոչ կարիմ առնել իրս ինչočʿ karim aṙnel irs inčʿ ― I can do nothing
    իրք առն յառաջադէմ յաջողէինirkʿ aṙn yaṙaǰadēm yaǰołēin ― this man's affairs prospered
    այր հմուտ իրաց պատերազմիayr hmut iracʿ paterazmi ― a man experienced in warfare
    կարեւոր իրkarewor ir ― an important affair
    իրք աշխարհինirkʿ ašxarhin ― public business
    իրաց իրացiracʿ iracʿ ― of various, or many things
    յիրս յիրսyirs yirs ― in various matters
    իրօքirōkʿ ― by deeds; really, effectively
    ամենայն իրօքamenayn irōkʿ ― in any way, or manner, at all events
    սմին, դմին, նմին իրիsmin, dmin, nmin iri ― for this, therefore, for this, that reason
    բարւոք ընթանան իրքbarwokʿ əntʿanan irkʿ ― affairs are thriving, business is prosperous
    ընդ բան եւ ընդ իր է մեծ ինչ խտիրənd ban ew ənd ir ē mec inčʿ xtir ― saying and doing are two things
    նմին աղագաւ, նմին իրիnmin ałagaw, nmin iri ― for which reason, therefore, wherefore, on that account; consequently

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References[edit]

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