այրի

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian այրի (ayri); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

այրի (ayri)

  1. widow or widower (usually a widow)
    այրի կին (ayri kin) — widow
    այրի տղամարդ (ayri tġamard) — widower

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-Hnēr-ieh₂-, 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]

  • այրի in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • այրի in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • այրի in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • “ayri” and “amuri” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 53, 63