խորան

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian խորան (xoran); see it for more.

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Noun[edit]

խորան (xoran)

  1. the section of the church, which contains the high altar
  2. two small rooms on the left and right sides of the high altar, containing an apse and an additional altar
  3. (archaic) church
  4. altar
  5. (architecture) a vaulted niche in a wall
  6. (archaic, literary) room
  7. (archaic) tent

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The original meaning is “pavilion, tent”, borrowed from Iranian. Compare Middle Persian hwln' (xvaran, banquet-hall, tabernacle), Manichaean Middle Persian xwrn (xvaran, banquet).

Noun[edit]

խորան (xoran

  1. pavilion, tent
    կանգնել, հարկանել, պարզել զխորանkangnel, harkanel, parzel zxoran ― to pitch a tent
    բառնալ, ամփոփել զխորանbaṙnal, ampʿopʿel zxoran ― to strike a tent
    Խորան ՎկայութեանXoran Vkayutʿean ― the Tabernacle
  2. (figuratively) vault of the heaven
  3. vaulted hall
  4. church, temple
  5. altar
    աւագ խորանawag xoran ― high altar
    գոգնոց խորանիgognocʿ xorani ― frontal
  6. hall; room; residence, habitation, dwelling
    խորան արքունիxoran arkʿuni ― royal palace, court
  7. (arithmetic) cell in a table

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References[edit]

  • խորան in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • խորան 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
  • խորան in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • խորան in Ṙubēn Łazarean (2000), Grabari baṙaran [Dictionary of Old Armenian], in 2 vols, Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Geworg J̌ahukyan (1995), Hay-iranakan lezvakan zugadipumner [Armenian-Iranian Lingual Parallels]. In: Patma-Banasirakan Handes 1995, No. 2: 183–186
  • խորան in Geworg J̌ahukyan (ed. by Vahan Sargsyan) (2010), Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary], Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5