ձիր

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ձիր (jir); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ձիր (jir)

  1. (archaic) gift, present
  2. (archaic) Alternative form of ձիրք (jirkʿ).

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • ձիր” in Hovhannes Barsełyan (1973), Hayeren ułłagrakan-ułłaxosakan, terminabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Orthographic–Orthoepic Terminological Dictionary], Yerevan: Luys
  • ձիր in Ēduard Ałayan (1976), Ardi hayereni bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Modern Armenian], in 2 vols, Yerevan: Hayastan

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰēr-i-, from *ǵʰer- (to yearn for). Cognates include Ancient Greek χάρις (kháris), χαίρω (khaírō), Latin horior, Sanskrit हर्यति (haryati) and English yearn.

Noun[edit]

ձիր (jir

  1. gift, present; favour, grace, boon, recompense
    ձիր առնուլjir aṙnul — to take a gift
    մի՛ ի ձիրս ինչ եւ ի շնորհս խօսելmí i jirs inčʿ ew i šnorhs xōsel — not to adulate or flatter
  2. faculty, talent
    ձիր պերճախօսութեանjir perčaxōsutʿean — the gift of eloquence

Declension[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • ձիր in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ձիր 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
  • ձիր 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 434