եղեռն

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian եղեռն ‎(ełeṙn); see below.

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Noun[edit]

եղեռն ‎(ełeṙn)

  1. crime, evil deed
  2. (archaic) calamity, catastrophe, disaster
  3. (sometimes capitalized) Meds Yeghern
  4. (by extension) any massacre, slaughter

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References[edit]

  • Ałayan, Ēduard (1976), “եղեռն”, in Ardi hayereni bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Modern Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Hayastan

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ačaṙyan rejects the proposals to link with եղար ‎(ełar, lamentation) and leaves the origin open. According to Pokorny, inherited from the Proto-Indo-European root *h₃elh₁- ‎(to destroy). This is accepted by Ałayan and J̌ahukyan.

Noun[edit]

եղեռն ‎(ełeṙn)

  1. calamity, catastrophe, disaster
    եղեռն գտանել‎ ― ełeṙn gtanel ― to experience misfortune, losses; to risk, to be in danger

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References[edit]

  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “եղեռն”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “եղեռն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1973), “եղեռն”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume II, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935, page 17ab
  • Ałayan, Ēduard (1974) Baṙakʿnnakan ew stugabanakan hetazotutʿyunner [Lexicological and Etymological Studies] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, pages 17–18
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1987) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Literary Period] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 121