եղջիւր

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Old Armenian[edit]

եղջիւր (1)

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Etymology[edit]

The oldest form is եղջեւր ‎(ełǰewr), of unknown origin.

Noun[edit]

եղջիւր ‎(ełǰiwr)

  1. horn (of animals)
    եղջիւր խողովակաւոր‎ ― ełǰiwr xołovakawor ― tubulated horn
  2. vessel or cup made of horn
  3. an ornament for corners
  4. (figuratively, Hebraic style) power, force; glory, honour, praise
    եղջիւր ածել‎ ― ełǰiwr acel ― to puff one's self up with pride; to threaten, to menace
    ամբառնալ, բերձացուցանել զեղջիւրս, համբառնալ ի բարձունս զեղջիւրս, բարձրանալ եղջեր ամբարտաւանութեան‎ ― ambaṙnal, berjacʿucʿanel zełǰiwrs, hambaṙnal i barjuns zełǰiwrs, barjranal ełǰer ambartawanutʿean ― to lift up the horns, to become insolent, arrogant, proud, tyrannical; to raise one's crest, to rebel
    փշրել, խորակել զեղջիւր ամբարտաւանութեան‎ ― pʿšrel, xorakel zełǰiwr ambartawanutʿean ― to break the horns, to humble, to humiliate, to break down, to lower the pride
    եղջիւր փրկութեան իմոյ‎ ― ełǰiwr pʿrkutʿean imoy ― horn of my salvation; reliance, support, strength, prop
    բարձր եղիցի եղջիւր արդարոյ‎ ― barjr ełicʿi ełǰiwr ardaroy ― the just shall lift up his head; the righteous shall be exalted
  5. (botany) carob bean

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Usage notes[edit]

The word has two combining forms եղջեր- ‎(ełǰer-) and -եղջիւր ‎(-ełǰiwr).

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References[edit]

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