քեռի

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian քեռի (kʿeṙi).

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Noun[edit]

քեռի (kʿeṙi)

  1. maternal uncle
  2. sir, mister (a polite way of addressing a middle-aged man)

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From քեռ (kʿeṙ, sister’s), genitive of քոյր (kʿoyr, sister), because the “uncle” is the person, whose sister is the speaker’s mother. Analogous derivations are Sanskrit स्वस्रीय (svasrīya, sister's son, nephew) and Latin sobrīnus (cousin).

Noun[edit]

քեռի (kʿeṙi

  1. maternal uncle

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References[edit]

  • քեռի in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • քեռի 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
  • քեռի in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University, volume 4, Armeniaca appendix
  • Robert Godel (1975), An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 77–78