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 արկանել‎ ― yir arkanel ― to use, to wear; to put in execution
    ոչ կարիմ առնել իրս ինչ‎ ― očʿ karim aṙnel irs inčʿ ― I can do nothing
    իրք առն յառաջադէմ յաջողէին‎ ― irkʿ aṙn yaṙaǰadēm yaǰołēin ― this man's affairs prospered
    այր հմուտ իրաց պատերազմի‎ ― ayr hmut iracʿ paterazmi ― a man experienced in warfare
    կարեւոր իր‎ ― karewor ir ― an important affair
    իրք աշխարհին‎ ― irkʿ ašxarhin ― public business
    իրաց իրաց‎ ― iracʿ iracʿ ― of various, or many things
    յիրս յիրս‎ ― yirs yirs ― in various matters
    իրօք‎ ― irōkʿ ― by deeds; really, effectively
    ամենայն իրօք‎ ― amenayn irōkʿ ― in any way, or manner, at all events
    սմին, դմին, նմին իրի‎ ― smin, dmin, nmin iri ― for this, therefore, for this, that reason
    բարւոք ընթանան իրք‎ ― barwokʿ əntʿanan irkʿ ― affairs are thriving, business is prosperous
    ընդ բան եւ ընդ իր է մեծ ինչ խտիր‎ ― ənd ban ew ənd ir ē mec inčʿ xtir ― saying and doing are two things
    նմին աղագաւ, նմին իրի‎ ― nmin ałagaw, nmin iri ― for 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, published 1926–1935