ծայր

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Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ծեր (cer) (dialectal, colloquial)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ծայր (cayr).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ծայր (cayr)

  1. tip, end
    գրչի ծայրgrčʿi cayr — tip of the pen
  2. border, edge; brim; brink
  3. top, summit
  4. beginning
  5. (slang, vulgar) penis; the head of the penis, helmet, knob, (glans penis)

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Noun[edit]

ծայր (cayr

  1. end, extremity
    ծայր ի ծայր, ծայրիւ եւ ծայրիւcayr i cayr, cayriw ew cayriw — from beginning to end, from one extremity to the other; to the full; punctually
    քաղել զսաղմոսն ծայր ի ծայրkʿałel zsałmosn cayr i cayr — to recite the whole psalter
    ի ծայրն հասանելi cayrn hasanel — to reach or attain the maximum
    ծայրիւք աչացcayriwkʿ ačʿacʿ — glancing slyly at
    ծայրիւք ականջաց լսելcayriwkʿ akanǰacʿ lsel — to listen furtively, to eavesdrop
  2. border, edge
  3. (figuratively) summit, head, top of mountains or hills
  4. (figuratively) ray of the newly risen sun
  5. (figuratively) the utmost pitch, the highest degree
  6. (figuratively) the best part of something
  7. (figuratively) overmeasure, excess

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References[edit]

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