խարխարեմ

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Urartian [script needed] (ḫarḫar-, to be destroyed).

Verb[edit]

խարխարեմ (xarxarem)  (aorist indicative խարխարեցի)

  1. (transitive) to shake, to shatter, to demolish, to ruin, to destroy
    խարխարել զվէրսxarxarel zvērsto tear open healing wounds; (figuratively) to irritate, to excite anew
    խարխարել զմիտսxarxarel zmitsto vacillate, to waver
  2. (transitive) to deteriorate, to hurt, to corrupt
  3. (transitive) to renew pain or grief
    խարխարել զդժնակութիւնxarxarel zdžnakutʿiwnto renew one's griefs
  4. (in the mediopassive, intransitive) to fall to ruin or decay, to perish

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “խարխարեմ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “խարխարեմ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “խարխարեմ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Diakonoff, Igor M. (1985), “Hurro-Urartian Borrowings in Old Armenian”, in Journal of the American Oriental Society[1], volume 105, issue 4, pages 597–603