օտար

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian օտար (ōtar); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

օտար (ōtar)

  1. strange, foreign, alien
    օտար լեզուōtar lezu ― foreign language

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

օտար (ōtar)

  1. stranger; foreigner
  2. a non-Armenian (similar to a goy for Jews)

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The original spelling is աւտար (awtar), from Middle Iranian *awtar. Compare Avestan [script needed] (aiwitara-, foreign).

Adjective[edit]

օտար (ōtar

  1. foreign; remote, distant; other; extraordinary, strange

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

օտար (ōtar

  1. stranger

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

օտար (ōtar)

  1. vainly, in vain, unjustly, wrongfully

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References[edit]

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