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 գրերըhayocʿ grerəthe 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 մեկնելոյgir/tʿułtʿ mekneloyact of divorce
    գիր առնել, հանելgir aṙnel, hanelto publish, to write
    գիր հաստատելgir hastatelto post up or stake on the wall a bill, writing or advertisement
    ի գիր, ընդ գրով անկանել, լինելi gir, ənd grov ankanel, linelto be written or registered
    ի գիր արկանել, հանել, դրոշմել, արձանացուցանել, ի գրի առնել, զգրի հարկանելi gir arkanel, hanel, drošmel, arjanacʿucʿanel, i gri aṙnel, zgri harkanelto write, to write down, to registrate; to treat a subject; to circumscribe
  4. (often in the plural) book, volume, manuscript
    զգրով/զգրովք գալzgrov/zgrovkʿ galto 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