խորթ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian խորթ (xortʿ); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

խորթ (xortʿ)

  1. unrelated, step-
    խորթ մայրxortʿ mayr — stepmother
  2. alien, foreign
  3. (dialectal) orphan
  4. (dialectal) courageous

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

խորթ (xortʿ)

  1. (dialectal) young man
  2. (dialectal) brave, valiant, heroic, heroic person
  3. (dialectal) orphan

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. The basic meaning is ‘rough, stony, uncultivated, abandoned (place)’, from which two meanings developed: ‘step-, alien’ and ‘hard, rough, violent’. See also կորդ (kord).

Noun[edit]

խորթ (xortʿ

  1. stepson, adulterine

Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

խորթ (xortʿ

  1. counterfeit
  2. hard, rough, stony

Declension[edit]

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References[edit]

  • խորթ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • խորթ 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
  • խորթ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 332