ձոր

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ձոր (jor).

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Noun[edit]

ձոր (jor)

  1. gorge, ravine; canyon

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰoworo-, from *ǵʰowero-, from *ǵʰew- (to pour), with a semantic development ‘to pour, spill, gush’ → ‘bed of torrential stream, ravine’.

Alternatively, and less likely, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰoh₁ro- (gap, empty space), whence Ancient Greek χῶρος (khôros), Tocharian B kāre (pit, hole).

Noun[edit]

ձոր (jor

  1. valley, ravine
  2. bed of a torrent

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References[edit]

  • ձոր in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ձոր 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
  • ձոր 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 438