չոր

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian չոր (čʿor).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

չոր (čʿor)

  1. dry; arid

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ksoro-. Cognate with Ancient Greek ξηρός (ksērós) and perhaps Sanskrit क्षार (kṣāra, caustic, biting, corrosive, acrid, pungent, saline). Related to չիր (čʿir).

Adjective[edit]

չոր (čʿor

  1. dry
    չոր հացčʿor hacʿ — dry bread
    չոր ճաշակելčʿor čašakel — to fast on lenten diet
    չոր թթուčʿor tʿtʿu — pickled turnips to cook for winter use
  2. (figuratively) rough
    չոր մսուրčʿor msur — rough, uncomfortable crib

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

չոր (čʿor)

  1. only, simply, just

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References[edit]

  • չոր in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • չոր 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
  • չոր 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 546