քառ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Old Armenian cardinal numbers
3 4 5
    Cardinal : քառ (kʿaṙ)
    Ordinal : քառորդ (kʿaṙord)
    Adverbial : քառիցս (kʿaṙicʿs)
    Multiplier : քառակի (kʿaṙaki)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Armenian *kʷtwr-, zero-grade of Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres (four), whence also չորք (čʿorkʿ).

Numeral[edit]

քառ (kʿaṙ)

  1. (cardinal) four

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Classically used only in compounds, post-classically also independently, meaning “four”.

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References[edit]

  • քառ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • քառ 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
  • քառ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “*k‘aṙ-” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 656