խարխարեմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Urartian [script?] (ḫarḫar-, to be destroyed).

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խարխարեմ (xarxarem)  (aorist indicative խարխարեցի)

  1. (transitive) to shake, to shatter, to demolish, to ruin, to destroy
    խարխարել զվէրսxarxarel zvērs — to tear open healing wounds; (figuratively) to irritate, to excite anew
    խարխարել զմիտսxarxarel zmits — to vacillate, to waver
  2. (transitive) to deteriorate, to hurt, to corrupt
  3. (transitive) to renew pain or grief
    խարխարել զդժնակութիւնxarxarel zdžnakutʿiwn — to renew one's griefs
  4. (in the mediopassive, intransitive) to fall to ruin or decay, to perish

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References[edit]

  • խարխարեմ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • խարխարեմ 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
  • խարխարեմ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Igor M. Diakonoff (1985), Hurro-Urartian Borrowings in Old Armenian. In: Journal of the American Oriental Society 105.4: 597–603