վայրիկ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From վայր (vayr, place; short span of time) +‎ -իկ (-ik, diminutive suffix). The original meaning of վայր (vayr) is “place”. For the development of the sense of “time” from the sense of “place” compare ատեան (atean).

Noun[edit]

վայրիկ (vayrik

  1. moment, instant
    վայրիկ միvayrik mi ― a moment, a little time, an instant
    եւ ոչ վայրիկ միew očʿ vayrik mi ― not a single instant, not one moment
    վայրիկ մի եւս՝ եւ ...vayrik mi ews, ew ... ― little was wanting to ..., it was very near ..., it almost ...

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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