զօր

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The original spelling is զաւր (zawr), from Parthian zʾwr (zāwar). Compare Avestan [script needed] (zāvarə, 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 կային‎ ― minčʿdeṙ zōrn ew ogikʿ andēn kayinand still breathing, giving signs of life
  2. army, host, soldiery, militia, soldiers, forces, troops
    հետեւակ զօրք‎ ― hetewak zōrkʿinfantry, foot-soldier
    զօր առնել, հատանել‎ ― zōr aṙnel, hatanelto levy soldiers, to enroll troops, to subsidize an army, to recruit
    ընտիր ընտիր զօրուց‎ ― əntir əntir zōrucʿthe flower of the troops, the best troops in an army
    զօր ծանր, ստուար, բազմաձեռն‎ ― zōr canr, stuar, bazmajeṙngreat army, numerous troops, overwhelming forces
    քաջակիրթ, պատերազմափորձ, մարզիկ զօր‎ ― kʿaǰakirtʿ, paterazmapʿorj, marzik zōrdisciplined, experienced, troops inured to war
    զօրք երկնից, երկնաւոր զօրք‎ ― zōrkʿ 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, published 1926–1935