գեր

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See also: գեր-

Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian գէր (gēr).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

գեր (ger) (traditional orthography spelling գէր, superlative ամենագեր)

  1. fat, plump, fleshy (of a person or animal)

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂wer- and cognate with Ancient Greek ἀείρω (aeírō, to raise, to raise up).

Preposition[edit]

գեր (ger)

  1. (usually with the accusative) above, higher, over, more than
    գեր ի վերոյger i veroysupreme, superior, excellent, sublime, pre-eminent, higher
    գեր քանger kʿanover, upon, above, beyond
    գեր լինելger linelto be above, to excel, to surpass, to surmount
  2. (as a prefix) hyper-, super- translating Ancient Greek ὑπέρ (hupér)
    գերագոյնgeragoynὑπέρτερος
    գերադրականgeradrakanὑπερθετικός
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Noun[edit]

գեր (ger)

  1. weeping, wailing
    գեր գործելger gorcelto weep

Adjective[edit]

գեր (ger)

  1. woeful, lamentable

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “գեր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “գեր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “գեր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 207
  • Łazarean, Ṙ. S. (2000), “գեր”, in Tʿosunean G. B., editor, Grabari baṙaran [Dictionary of Old Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: University Press