գիր

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian գիր ‎(gir).

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Noun[edit]

գիր ‎(gir)

  1. letter (symbol in an alphabet)
  2. (often in the plural) script, writing system
    հայոց գրերը‎ ― hayocʿ grerə ― the Armenian script
  3. tail (of a coin)
  4. document

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wēr-, from *wer- ‎(to cut, scratch, tear, sketch an outline). Cognates include Sanskrit व्रण ‎(vraṇa, wound), Ancient Greek ῥινός ‎(rhinós, skin), Old Church Slavonic рана ‎(rana, wound), Old High German rīzan (German reißen) and Old English wrītan (English write).

Noun[edit]

գիր ‎(gir)

  1. letter (symbol in an alphabet)
  2. letter, epistle
  3. writing, document, something written
    գիր/թուղթ մեկնելոյ‎ ― gir/tʿułtʿ mekneloy ― act of divorce
    գիր առնել, հանել‎ ― gir aṙnel, hanel ― to publish, to write
    գիր հաստատել‎ ― gir hastatel ― to post up or stake on the wall a bill, writing or advertisement
    ի գիր, ընդ գրով անկանել, լինել‎ ― i gir, ənd grov ankanel, linel ― to be written or registered
    ի գիր արկանել, հանել, դրոշմել, արձանացուցանել, ի գրի առնել, զգրի հարկանել‎ ― i gir arkanel, hanel, drošmel, arjanacʿucʿanel, i gri aṙnel, zgri harkanel ― to write, to write down, to registrate; to treat a subject; to circumscribe
  4. (often in the plural) book, volume, manuscript
    զգրով/զգրովք գալ‎ ― zgrov/zgrovkʿ gal ― to dedicate oneself to reading
  5. (often in the plural) holy scripture, Bible

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “գիր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “գիր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “գիր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy