մանր

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian մանր (manr); see below.

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Adjective[edit]

մանր (manr) (superlative ամենամանր)

  1. small, little, petty, minute; fine
    մանր դրամmanr dram ― small money, change
    մանր ավազmanr avaz ― fine sand
  2. (figuratively) petty, unimportant; small-minded, pettifogging

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *mənu-, from *men- (small) which also gave մանուկ (manuk). Cognates include Sanskrit मनाक् (manāk, a little), Ancient Greek μάνυ (mánu, small), μανός (manós, thin, scarce), Lithuanian meñkas (small, insignificant), Old Irish menb (small), Gothic 𐌼𐌹𐌽𐍃 (mins, less), Russian ме́нее (méneje) and Latin minuo (lessen), minus (less).

Adjective[edit]

մանր (manr

  1. small, minute, little, fine, subtile; slender, thin, slight
    մանունսmanuns ― scantily, in small portions, minutely; in detail

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Adverb[edit]

մանր (manr)

  1. scantily, in small portions, minutely; in detail
    մանր/մանր մանր հատանել, կոտորելmanr/manr manr hatanel, kotorel ― to cut into small bits or pieces, to mince, to hash, to divide into morsels; to cut thin
    մանր փշրելmanr pʿšrel ― to pound, to beat small, to triturate, to grind, to crush
    մանր պատմել, ասելmanr patmel, asel ― to relate or narrate minutely, circumstantially
    մանր ժպտելmanr žptel ― to smile
    մանր մանր ծամելmanr manr camel ― to chew or masticate well, to chew the cud, to ruminate; (figuratively) to examine, to study, to ruminate on
    մանունս դրոշմելmanuns drošmel ― to write or note down in detail
    մանր միտ դնել, ի քնին արկանելmanr mit dnel, i kʿnin arkanel ― to ponder on, to consider or examine minutely, thoroughly

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References[edit]

  • մանր in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մանր 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
  • մանր in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Robert Godel (1975), An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 33