նախահայր

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian նախահայր (naxahayr); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [nɑχɑˈhɑɪ̯ɾ]

Noun[edit]

նախահայր (naxahayr)

  1. patriarch, ancestor, forefather

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

նախ (nax) +‎ -ա- (-a-) +‎ հայր (hayr)

Noun[edit]

նախահայր (naxahayr

  1. the primitive or first father, progenitor of the human race, Adam
  2. patriarch
    նախահարքnaxaharkʿ — the ancients; the Holy Fathers
  3. (figuratively) author, inventor
Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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