տէր

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *տիայր (*tiayr), from *տէայր (*tēayr), from *տէ- (*tē-, great) +‎ այր (ayr). The first component is also found in տի-կին (ti-kin) and տի-եզերք (ti-ezerkʿ) and is of unknown origin.

Noun[edit]

տէր (tēr

  1. lord, ruler, prince; possessor, owner, master
    տէր լինել, կալtēr linel, kal ― to be or become master of, to be lord over, to rule, to overcome, to master
    տէր արքայtēr arkʿay ― Sire!
    տէր իմ արքայtēr im arkʿay ― o King! o Majesty!
    տէր բայիtēr bayi ― (grammar) objective or accusative case
    յիս տէրyis tēr ― (interjection) oh my lord! I pray you my lord! tell me my lord!
    յի՛ս դարձ տէրyís darj tēr ― oh king hear us!
  2. (capitalized) God, the Lord
    ով Տէրov Tēr ― Lord! o Lord! good God! Heavens! goodness! good gracious!
    Տէր իմTēr im ― My Lord
    յամի Տեառնyami Teaṙn ― in the year of our Lord, Anno Domini, A.D.
  3. Sir, lord, master, Mister, Mr.
    տէր Թովմասtēr Tʿovmas ― Mr. Thomas
  4. Reverend, Rev.
    տէր Թովմասtēr Tʿovmas ― Rev. Thomas

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word has four combining forms: տէր- (tēr-), տեր- (ter-), տիր- (tir-) and տեառն- (teaṙn-).
  • Often abbreviated as տր՟ (tr.) = տէր (tēr).

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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