իր

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian իր (ir); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

իր (ir)

  1. thing
  2. (in the plural) things, belongings, goods, stuff

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In Armenia and in ex-USSR communities colloquially Russian вещь (veščʹ), is used instead.


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Grown from ի- (i-) with -r. Compare որ (or), from ո (o).

Noun[edit]

իր (ir)

  1. thing; affair; fact, effect, substance; reality
    յիր արկանելyir arkanelto use, to wear; to put in execution
    ոչ կարիմ առնել իրս ինչočʿ karim aṙnel irs inčʿI can do nothing
    իրք առն յառաջադէմ յաջողէինirkʿ aṙn yaṙaǰadēm yaǰołēinthis man's affairs prospered
    այր հմուտ իրաց պատերազմիayr hmut iracʿ paterazmia man experienced in warfare
    կարեւոր իրkarewor iran important affair
    իրք աշխարհինirkʿ ašxarhinpublic business
    իրաց իրացiracʿ iracʿof various, or many things
    յիրս յիրսyirs yirsin various matters
    իրօքirōkʿby deeds; really, effectively
    ամենայն իրօքamenayn irōkʿin any way, or manner, at all events
    սմին, դմին, նմին իրիsmin, dmin, nmin irifor this, therefore, for this, that reason
    բարւոք ընթանան իրքbarwokʿ əntʿanan irkʿaffairs are thriving, business is prosperous
    ընդ բան եւ ընդ իր է մեծ ինչ խտիրənd ban ew ənd ir ē mec inčʿ xtirsaying and doing are two things
    նմին աղագաւ, նմին իրիnmin ałagaw, nmin irifor which reason, therefore, wherefore, on that account; consequently

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References[edit]

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