նախամայր

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian նախամայր (naxamayr); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [nɑχɑˈmɑɪ̯ɾ]

Noun[edit]

նախամայր (naxamayr)

  1. progenitress, foremother, (female) ancestor

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

նախ (nax) +‎ -ա- (-a-) +‎ մայր (mayr)

Noun[edit]

նախամայր (naxamayr

  1. our first mother, the mother of mankind, Eve
  2. the wives of the patriarchs

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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