զօր

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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 kayin ― and still breathing, giving signs of life
  2. army, host, soldiery, militia, soldiers, forces, troops
    հետեւակ զօրք‎ ― hetewak zōrkʿ ― infantry, foot-soldier
    զօր առնել, հատանել‎ ― zōr aṙnel, hatanel ― to levy soldiers, to enroll troops, to subsidize an army, to recruit
    ընտիր ընտիր զօրուց‎ ― əntir əntir zōrucʿ ― the flower of the troops, the best troops in an army
    զօր ծանր, ստուար, բազմաձեռն‎ ― zōr canr, stuar, bazmajeṙn ― great army, numerous troops, overwhelming forces
    քաջակիրթ, պատերազմափորձ, մարզիկ զօր‎ ― kʿaǰakirtʿ, paterazmapʿorj, marzik zōr ― disciplined, experienced, troops inured to war
    զօրք երկնից, երկնաւոր զօրք‎ ― zōrkʿ erknicʿ, erknawor zōrkʿ ― the host of angels

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References[edit]

  • զօր in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • զօր in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • զօր in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]