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 եթէibrew, ibrew ayn tʿē, ibrew zi, ibrew etʿē ― as if, as though; because, seeing that
    իբրեւ ոչ եթէibrew očʿ etʿē ― not as if, not only, as if it were not
    իբրեւ զմիոյ միոյ լերանցibrew zmioy mioy lerancʿ ― like the mountains
    իբրեւ զարմանալով իմնibrew zarmanalov imn ― as if surprised
    ամաց իբրեւ երեսնիցamacʿ ibrew eresnicʿ ― about thirty years of age
    իբրե՛ւ զիibréw zi ― (conjunction) how! how much! how many!
    իբրե՛ւ գեղեցիկ է առաքինութիւննibréw gełecʿik ē aṙakʿinutʿiwnn ― how beautiful is virtue!

Adverb[edit]

իբրեւ (ibrew)

  1. when
  2. even though

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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