կնճիռն

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The origin is uncertain.

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կնճիռն (knčiṙn) (singular genitive կնճռան)

  1. tie, knot (that is hard to untie)
  2. difficulty, hinderance, complication, embarrassment, entanglement, intrigue, scrape, hitch
    հատանել, բառնալ զկնճիռննhatanel, baṙnal zknčiṙnn ― to decide a question, to solve or set at rest a disputed point
  3. fraud, deceit
  4. intention, design
  5. bond, chain
  6. wrinkle, pucker on face or body; frowning, frown
    կնճիռն ծնանել յերեսսknčiṙn cnanel yeress ― to contract or knit one's brows, to frown; to look gruff, to put on a surly look; to turn up one's nose, to make wry faces
    կնճիռն կտաւոյknčiṙn ktawoy ― plaits, folds
  7. husks of grapes
    կնճիռն խաղողոյknčiṙn xałołoy ― husks of pressed grapes

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  • կնճիռն in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • կնճիռն 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
  • կնճիռն in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University