խնդրեմ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian խնդրեմ ‎(xndrem, I ask); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

խնդրեմ ‎(xndrem)

  1. please
    փոխանցե՛ք, խնդրեմ, աղը‎ ― pʿoxancʿékʿ, xndrem, ałə ― pass me the salt, please
    ասացե՛ք, խնդրեմ‎ ― asacʿékʿ, xndrem ― tell me, please
  2. you're welcome, don't mention it, no problem
    — Շնորհակալություն։
    — Խնդրե՛մ։
    — Šnorhakalutʿyun.
    — Xndrém.
    — Thank you.
    — You're welcome!

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From խնդիր ‎(xndir).

Verb[edit]

խնդրեմ ‎(xndrem)  (aorist indicative խնդրեցի)

  1. (transitive) to search for, to look for, to try to find; to seek, to try to acquire; to wish, to desire; to run after, to pursue
    խնդրել զանձն ուրուք‎ ― xndrel zanjn urukʿ ― to seek one's life
    խնդրել զերեսս Աստուծոյ‎ ― xndrel zeress Astucoy ― to seek God's face
    զշահս անձին եւեթ խնդրել‎ ― zšahs anjin ewetʿ xndrel ― to have no other aim but self-interest
  2. (transitive) to ask questions, to be curious, to examine
  3. (transitive) to ask, to solicit, to implore; to ask from God by a prayer
  4. (transitive) to demand, to claim, to require
    զարիւն նորա ի ձեռաց քոց խնդրեսցից‎ ― zariwn nora i jeṙacʿ kʿocʿ xndrescʿicʿ ― I will require his blood at your hands
    զքէնս վրիժուց խնդրել‎ ― zkʿēns vrižucʿ xndrel ― to revenge one self, to be avenged
  5. (transitive) to ransack, to rummage

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “խնդրեմ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “խնդրեմ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy