հանճար

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian հանճար (hančar); see below.

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Noun[edit]

հանճար (hančar)

  1. genius (extraordinary mental capacity)
  2. genius (person)

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Iranian *hančār. Compare Persian هنجار (hanjār, straight road; way, rule, law; custom), Sanskrit संचार (saṃ-cāra, walking about, wandering; way, path), composed of the prefix सम् (sam, together, with) and चरति (carati, to move). For the relation of the senses “road” and “intelligence” compare Persian راه (rāh, road; intellect).

Noun[edit]

հանճար (hančar

  1. intelligence, intellect, understanding, wit, sense; wisdom, prudence; reason, sense, judiciousness
    ճանաչել զիմաստութիւն եւ զխրատ, իմանալ զբանս հանճարոյčanačʿel zimastutʿiwn ew zxrat, imanal zbans hančaroy ― to know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding.
  2. genius, talent
    հանճար բազմայեղանակhančar bazmayełanak ― a rare talent
    իմաստաճեմ հանճարimastačem hančar ― elevated genius
  3. (rhetoric) enthymeme

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References[edit]

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