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, աղըpʿoxancʿékʿ, xndrem, ałəpass me the salt, please
    ասացե՛ք, խնդրեմasacʿékʿ, xndremtell 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 ուրուքxndrel zanjn urukʿto seek one's life
    խնդրել զերեսս Աստուծոյxndrel zeress Astucoyto seek God's face
    զշահս անձին եւեթ խնդրելzšahs anjin ewetʿ xndrelto 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 խնդրեսցիցzariwn nora i jeṙacʿ kʿocʿ xndrescʿicʿI will require his blood at your hands
    զքէնս վրիժուց խնդրելzkʿēns vrižucʿ xndrelto 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