խնդրեմ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian խնդրեմ (xndrem, I ask); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

խնդրեմ (xndrem)

  1. please
    փոխանցե՛ք, խնդրեմ, աղըpʿoxancʿékʿ, xndrem, ałə ― pass me the salt, please
    ասացե՛ք, խնդրեմasacʿékʿ, xndrem ― tell me, please
  2. you're welcome, don't mention it, no problem
    — Շնորհակալություն։
    — Խնդրե՛մ։
    — Šnorhakalutʿyun.
    — Xndrém.
    — Thank you.
    — You're welcome!

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From խնդիր (xndir).

Verb[edit]

խնդրեմ (xndrem)  (aorist indicative խնդրեցի)

  1. (transitive) to search for, to look for, to try to find; to seek, to try to acquire; to wish, to desire; to run after, to pursue
    խնդրել զանձն ուրուքxndrel zanjn urukʿ ― to seek one's life
    խնդրել զերեսս Աստուծոյxndrel zeress Astucoy ― to seek God's face
    զշահս անձին եւեթ խնդրելzšahs anjin ewetʿ xndrel ― to have no other aim but self-interest
  2. (transitive) to ask questions, to be curious, to examine
  3. (transitive) to ask, to solicit, to implore; to ask from God by a prayer
  4. (transitive) to demand, to claim, to require
    զարիւն նորա ի ձեռաց քոց խնդրեսցիցzariwn nora i jeṙacʿ kʿocʿ xndrescʿicʿ ― I will require his blood at your hands
    զքէնս վրիժուց խնդրելzkʿēns vrižucʿ xndrel ― to revenge one self, to be avenged
  5. (transitive) to ransack, to rummage

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References[edit]

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