նշխար

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian նշխար (nšxar).

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Noun[edit]

նշխար (nšxar)

  1. (Christianity) communion bread, consecrated bread
  2. relic (of a saint's body)

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Iranian *nišxʷar. Compare Persian نشخوار (nišxvār, cud; remnants of animal fodder).

Noun[edit]

նշխար (nšxar

  1. small remains of bread or other food
  2. bit, piece, particle, fragment; rest, residue
    նշխարք եւ նշմարք հայաստանիnšxarkʿ ew nšmarkʿ hayastani ― the antiquities of Armenia (Picturesque Armenia)
  3. remains of a saint, relic
    նշխարք սրբոցnšxarkʿ srbocʿ ― relics of a saint
    տուփ նշխարացtupʿ nšxaracʿ ― reliquary, shrine
  4. (Christianity) consecrated bread, eulogia
    նշխար պատարագիnšxar pataragi ― host, wafer
    նշխար կնքոյnšxar knkʿoy ― wafer
    նշխար գործել/կազմելnšxar gorcel/kazmel ― to make wafers

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References[edit]

  • նշխար in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • նշխար 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
  • նշխար in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University