ծեր

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Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Armenian ծեր (cer); see it for more.

Adjective[edit]

ծեր (cer)

  1. (of a person) old, aged
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Noun[edit]

ծեր (cer)

  1. old, aged man
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ծեր (cer)

  1. (dialectal) Alternative form of ծայր (cayr).
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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵerh₂-.

Adjective[edit]

ծեր (cer

  1. old, aged, stricken or advanced in years

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

ծեր (cer

  1. old man, elder
    ծերք ժողովրդեան, քաղաքինcerkʿ žołovrdean, kʿałakʿin — the senate, seniors, elders; the ancients
    եթէ ծերն էր ուժեղ, կամ մանուկն էր ուշեղetʿē cern ēr užeł, kam manukn ēr ušeł — if young folks had experience, and old ones strength; if youth knew and old age could

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References[edit]

  • ծեր in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ծեր 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
  • ծեր 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 339