թեր

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Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pter- (wing; feather).

Noun[edit]

թեր (tʿer)

  1. (dialectal) petal
    վարդի թերvardi tʿerrose petal
  2. (dialectal) leaf
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Armenian թեր (tʿer, side); see it for more.

Adverb[edit]

թեր (tʿer)

  1. (formal) for somebody, in favor of somebody
    թեր քվեարկելtʿer kʿvearkelto vote in favor of

References[edit]

  • Malxaseancʿ, Stepʿan (1944–1945), “թեր”, in Hayerēn bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Armenian Explanatory Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: State Publishing House
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 286

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The earlier meaning must have been “wing”, from Proto-Indo-European *pter- (wing; feather).

Noun[edit]

թեր (tʿer)

  1. side

Usage notes[edit]

In compounds the word has also the meaning of “defective, incomplete, faulty”, due to a semantic shift “lateral, marginal” → “defective”.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “թեր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “թեր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “թեր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 286