այրի

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian այրի (ayri).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

այրի (ayri)

  1. widow or widower (usually a widow)
    այրի կինayri kinwidow
    այրի տղամարդayri tłamardwidower

Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

այրի (ayri)

  1. widowed

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Through haplology from Proto-Armenian *ananiríya-, from Proto-Indo-European *n̥-h₂nēr-yeh₂-, composed of the privative prefix *n̥-, whence ան- (an-), and *h₂nḗr (man, husband), whence այր (ayr).

Noun[edit]

այրի (ayri)

  1. widow
  2. widower (attested in this sense only once)

Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

այրի (ayri)

  1. widowed

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “այրի”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “այրի”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “այրի”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “ayri”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 53, 63