ճագար

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ճագար (čagar).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ճագար (čagar)

  1. rabbit

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In colloquial speech Russian кролик (krolik) is often used instead.

Synonyms[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is unknown. Perhaps a borrowing from an unidentified Iranian source.

Noun[edit]

ճագար (čagar

  1. rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
    էգ, մատակ ճագարēg, matak čagar ― doe-rabbit
    արու ճագարaru čagar ― buck rabbit
    ձագ ճագարիjag čagari ― young rabbit
    որջ, դադարք ճագարիorǰ, dadarkʿ čagari ― rabbit-burrow, rabbit-hutch
    կաղկանձել ճագարիkałkanjel čagari ― to squeak
    ղօղել ճագարիłōłel čagari ― to squat, to lie squat or cowering

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Wrongly identified by some with hyena or jackal, the latter because of phonetic similarity of ճագար (čagar) with Turkish çakal.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • ճագար in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ճագար 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
  • ճագար in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • ճագար in Ṙubēn Łazarean (2000), Grabari baṙaran [Dictionary of Old Armenian], in 2 vols, Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • ճագար in Geworg J̌ahukyan (ed. by Vahan Sargsyan) (2010), Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary], Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5