զօր

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The original spelling is զաւր (zawr), a borrowing from Parthian zʾwr (zāwar). Compare Avestan 𐬰𐬁𐬎𐬎𐬀𐬭𐬆 (zāuuarə, power, might), Middle Persian zwl (zōr, power, might), Persian زور (zōr, strength, power).

Noun[edit]

զօր (zōr)

  1. strength, vigour, force
    մինչդեռ զօրն եւ ոգիք անդէն կայինminčʿdeṙ zōrn ew ogikʿ andēn kayinand still breathing, giving signs of life
  2. army, host, soldiery, militia, soldiers, forces, troops
    հետեւակ զօրքhetewak zōrkʿinfantry, foot-soldier
    զօր առնել, հատանելzōr aṙnel, hatanelto levy soldiers, to enroll troops, to subsidize an army, to recruit
    ընտիր ընտիր զօրուցəntir əntir zōrucʿthe flower of the troops, the best troops in an army
    զօր ծանր, ստուար, բազմաձեռնzōr canr, stuar, bazmajeṙngreat army, numerous troops, overwhelming forces
    քաջակիրթ, պատերազմափորձ, մարզիկ զօրkʿaǰakirtʿ, paterazmapʿorj, marzik zōrdisciplined, experienced, troops inured to war
    զօրք երկնից, երկնաւոր զօրքzōrkʿ erknicʿ, erknawor zōrkʿthe host of angels

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References[edit]

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