արա

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Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening of ա՛յ տղա (áy tła). Alternatively, from earlier ա՛դա (áda), from Azeri ədə.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɑɾɑ], [ɑˈɾɑ]

Interjection[edit]

արա (ara)

  1. a very informal way of addressing a familiar male person
    արա՛, ա՛յ համբալará, áy hambalexcuse me, dear Sir

References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ծօ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1913), “արա”, in Hayerēn gawaṙakan baṙaran [Armenian Provincial Dictionary] (Ēminean azgagrakan žołovacu; 9) (in Armenian), Tiflis: Lazarev Institute of Oriental Languages, page 144b