գերի

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian գերի (geri).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

գերի (geri)

  1. captive, prisoner

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Adjective[edit]

գերի (geri)

  1. captive

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wer- (bond; rope; to bind with a rope) +‎ (-i), literally, “bonded”. Cognates include Ancient Greek ἀείρω (aeírō, to bind together), Latvian virve (rope), Lithuanian virvė (rope), Russian обора (obora), верёвка (verjóvka).

Noun[edit]

գերի (geri)

  1. captive, prisoner
    գերի վարիլgeri varilto be prisoner
    գերի վարելgeri varelto bring captive
    գերի ունելgeri unelto keep prisoner
    գերոյ տէրgeroy tēr(post-classical) a person, whose relative is kept a hostage in foreign lands
  2. group of captives

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “գերի”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “գերի”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “գերի”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 210