քաղցր

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian քաղցր (kʿałcʿr); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

քաղցր (kʿałcʿr) (superlative ամենաքաղցր)

  1. sweet (also figuratively)
  2. (as a substantive) sweet course, dessert

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

քաղցր (kʿałcʿr)

  1. sweetly

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dl̥k-s-ḱu-. Cognate with Ancient Greek γλυκύς (glukús), Latin dulcis and Old English swēte (English sweet).

Adjective[edit]

քաղցր (kʿałcʿr

  1. sweet, delicious
  2. (figuratively) mild, pleasant, agreeable, charming, amiable, affable, dear, beloved
    քաղցր հայեցուածքkʿałcʿr hayecʿuackʿ ― mild looking
    քաղցր բնաւորութիւնkʿałcʿr bnaworutʿiwn ― good-temperedness
    քաղցր բարքkʿałcʿr barkʿ ― gentle manners
    քաղցր յիշատակkʿałcʿr yišatak ― pleasing remembrance
    քաղցր է տեսանելkʿałcʿr ē tesanel ― it is pleasant to see
    քաղցր է ինձkʿałcʿr ē inj ― I should like
    քաղցր էր մեզ տեսանելkʿałcʿr ēr mez tesanel ― we saw with pleasure
    քաղցունսkʿałcʿuns ― sweetly, softy, gently, pleasantly, nicely
  3. (as a substantive) sweetness, honey

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

քաղցր (kʿałcʿr)

  1. sweetly, softly, gently, pleasantly, nicely

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • քաղցր in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • քաղցր 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
  • քաղցր in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • քաղցր in Geworg J̌ahukyan (ed. by Vahan Sargsyan) (2010), Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary], Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5
  • Robert Godel (1975), An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 33