զուր

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian զուր (zur); see there for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

զուր (zur)

  1. futile, vain (for no reason)
    զուր անց կենալ՝ անցնել՝ գնալzur ancʿ kenal, ancʿnel, gnalfruitlessly, vainly
    զուր հույսերzur huyserfutile hopes
    զուր տեղըzur tełəin vain (for no reason, to no purpose)
  2. fruitless, to no avail
  3. (figuratively) for free, gratuitous
  4. unfounded, unsubstantiated, baseless
  5. inconsequential, inconsequent

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

զուր (zur)

  1. in vain, for nothing, vainly, to no purpose, to no avail

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Parthian zʿwr, zwr (zūr, deceit, falsehood; deceitful, false; vain, in vain). Compare Middle Persian zwl (zōr), Persian زور (zūr), Avestan 𐬰𐬎𐬭𐬀 (zura); these are cognate with Sanskrit ह्वार (hvāra, going crookedly) and Old Church Slavonic зълъ (zŭlŭ, bad).

Adjective[edit]

զուր (zurindeclinable

  1. vain, useless, futile, trifling, frivolous
    ի զուր, ընդ զուր, զուր ուրեմնi zur, ənd zur, zur uremnvainly, in vain, uselessly, invalidly, unjustly
    ի զուր ճգնելi zur čgnelto labour in vain
    զուր ստրջանքzur strǰankʿunavailing regrets
    զուր ջան, անօգուտ վաստակzur ǰan, anōgut vastaklabour lost

Adverb[edit]

զուր (zur)

  1. vainly, in vain, to no purpose, uselessly, invalidly, unjustly
    զուր խօսել (զումեքէ)zur xōsel (zumekʿē)to calumniate, to impute, to accuse

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “զուր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “զուր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “զուր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Perixanjan, Anait (1993) Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskovo jazyka. Častʹ I [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language. Part 1] (in Russian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 47