լար

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian լար ‎(lar); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

լար ‎(lar)

  1. rope, rein, cable, cord, string
    էլեկտրական լար‎ ― ēlektrakan lar ― electric wire
    նվագարանի լար‎ ― nvagarani lar ― string of a musical instrument
  2. (geometry) chord

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ulh₁ro- and cognate with Ancient Greek εὔληρα ‎(eúlēra, reins) and Latin lōrum ‎(thong, rawhide whip, rein). In view of phonological difficulties Martirosyan considers this a Mediterranean substrate term.

Noun[edit]

լար ‎(lar)

  1. rope, rein, cable, cord, string
    լար աղեղան‎ ― lar ałełan ― bow-string
    լար խեղդման‎ ― lar xełdman ― halter, rope
  2. plumb line of stone-masons
    լար շինողաց‎ ― lar šinołacʿ ― plumb line
  3. snare
    լարիւ թակարդել, լարս ձգել յորոգայթ‎ ― lariw tʿakardel, lars jgel yorogaytʿ ― to lay, or set snares, to inveigle, to set gins
  4. mile
  5. tendons of the neck
  6. string of a musical instrument
    լար անյարդար‎ ― lar anyardar ― a false chord
  7. kind of a snake (because of its shape)

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “լար”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “լար”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “լար”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 304