մեռանիմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From մեռ- (meṙ-), from Proto-Indo-European *mer-s-, sigmatic aorist of *mer- (to die), +‎ -ան- (-an-).

Verb[edit]

մեռանիմ (meṙanim)  (aorist indicative մեռայ)

  1. to die, to expire, to breathe one's last, to give up the ghost, to depart this life, to pay the last debt to nature
    մահու մեռանելmahu meṙanel ― to be punished with death, to suffer capital punishment
    մեռանել ի մարտ պատերազմիmeṙanel i mart paterazmi ― to die on the breach, to be slain in action
    մեռանել ի վերայ ազգին, ի սէր հայրենեացmeṙanel i veray azgin, i sēr hayreneacʿ ― to die for one's country
    մեռանել քաջութեամբ, պատուովmeṙanel kʿaǰutʿeamb, patuov ― to die on the field of honor
    մերձ է ի մեռանելmerj ē i meṙanel ― he is at the last gasp, he is expiring, dying
    որպէս կեայ ոք այնպէս եւ մեռանիorpēs keay okʿ aynpēs ew meṙani ― people generally die as they live
  2. to mortify one's body

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References[edit]

  • մեռանիմ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մեռանիմ 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
  • մեռ 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 463