իբրեւ

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See also: իբրև

Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From իբր ‎(ibr) +‎ եւ ‎(ew).

Preposition[edit]

իբրեւ ‎(ibrew)

  1. (with accusative) as; in quality of; nearly, rather like
    իբրեւ, իբրեւ այն թէ, իբրեւ զի, իբրեւ եթէ‎ ― ibrew, ibrew ayn tʿē, ibrew zi, ibrew etʿē ― as if, as though; because, seeing that
    իբրեւ ոչ եթէ‎ ― ibrew očʿ etʿē ― not as if, not only, as if it were not
    իբրեւ զմիոյ միոյ լերանց‎ ― ibrew zmioy mioy lerancʿ ― like the mountains
    իբրեւ զարմանալով իմն‎ ― ibrew zarmanalov imn ― as if surprised
    ամաց իբրեւ երեսնից‎ ― amacʿ ibrew eresnicʿ ― about thirty years of age
    իբրե՛ւ զի‎ ― ibréw zi ― (conjunction) how! how much! how many!
    իբրե՛ւ գեղեցիկ է առաքինութիւնն‎ ― ibréw gełecʿik ē aṙakʿinutʿiwnn ― how beautiful is virtue!

Adverb[edit]

իբրեւ ‎(ibrew)

  1. when
  2. even though

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “իբրեւ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “իբրեւ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “իբր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935