ամուրի

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ամուրի ‎(amuri); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ամուրի ‎(amuri)

  1. unmarried, single, celibate (usually of men)

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

ամուրի ‎(amuri)

  1. unmarried, single person, celibate (usually of men)
  2. widowed man

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Usually derived from Proto-Indo-European *n̥-putr-iyo-, composed of *n̥- ‎(privative prefix) and the root which yielded Sanskrit पुत्र ‎(putrá, son). Thus, a semantic development ‘without a child’ → ‘unmarried’ or ‘male without a legitimate child’ → ‘man without own family, unmarried’ is implied. This etymology is formally uncertain.

Classical attestations seem to point to a basic meaning ‘unmarried or widowed (woman)’ which leads Martirosyan to tentatively derive the word from Proto-Armenian *am(w)uiríya-, from *an-wir-íya- ‎(husbandless), composed of the privative suffix *an- (whence ան- ‎(an-)) and *wir- ‎(man, husband), from Proto-Indo-European *wiHrós. Compare այրի ‎(ayri).

Adjective[edit]

ամուրի ‎(amuri)

  1. unmarried, single, widowed
    վիճակ ամուրեաց‎ ― vičak amureacʿ ― celibacy
  2. (post-classical) wifeless

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

ամուրի ‎(amuri)

  1. unmarried woman

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ամուրի”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ամուրի”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ամուրի”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “amuri”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 53–54
  • Godel, Robert (1975) An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 79