եղբայր

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Armenian եղբայր (ełbayr). All dialectal forms point to Old Armenian *աղբայր (*ałbayr), which is either a modification of եղբայր (ełbayr) or is its byform.

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Noun[edit]

եղբայր (ełbayr)

  1. brother
  2. (informal) bro, buddy, pal (informal form of address to a male of equal age)

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

By dissimilation from *երբայր (*erbayr), by adding a prothetic vowel to *րբայր (*rbayr), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr (with regular *Dr*rD metathesis and *-t--յ- (-y-) sound change between vowels).

Noun[edit]

եղբայր (ełbayr)

  1. brother
    մեծ, աւագ, երէց եղբայրmec, awag, erēcʿ ełbayreldest brother
    կրտսեր եղբայրkrtser ełbayryoungest brother
    եղբայր հօր/մօրełbayr hōr/mōruncle
    եղբայր ի Քրիստոսełbayr i Kʿristosbrother in Christ-Jesus
  2. (figuratively) kinsman, relative
  3. (figuratively) friar, monk
    աշխատաւոր եղբայրašxatawor ełbayrlay brother
  4. (figuratively) friend, companion
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References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “եղբայր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “եղբայր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 252
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “եղբայր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy