խորան

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian խորան(xoran); see it for more.

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Noun[edit]

խորան ‎(xoran)

  1. the section of the church, which contains the high altar
  2. two small rooms on the left and right sides of the high altar, containing an apse and an additional altar
  3. (archaic) church
  4. altar
  5. (architecture) a vaulted niche in a wall
  6. (archaic, literary) room
  7. (archaic) tent

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The original meaning is “pavilion, tent”, borrowed from Iranian. Compare Middle Persian hwln'(xvaran, banquet-hall, tabernacle), Manichaean Middle Persian xwrn(xvaran, banquet).

Noun[edit]

խորան ‎(xoran)

  1. pavilion, tent
    կանգնել, հարկանել, պարզել զխորան‎ ― kangnel, harkanel, parzel zxoran ― to pitch a tent
    բառնալ, ամփոփել զխորան‎ ― baṙnal, ampʿopʿel zxoran ― to strike a tent
    Խորան Վկայութեան‎ ― Xoran Vkayutʿean ― the Tabernacle
  2. (figuratively) vault of the heaven
  3. vaulted hall
  4. church, temple
  5. altar
    աւագ խորան‎ ― awag xoran ― high altar
    գոգնոց խորանի‎ ― gognocʿ xorani ― frontal
  6. hall; room; residence, habitation, dwelling
    խորան արքունի‎ ― xoran arkʿuni ― royal palace, court
  7. (arithmetic) cell in a table

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “խորան”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “խորան”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “խորան”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Łazarean, Ṙ. S. (2000), “խորան”, in Tʿosunean G. B., editor, Grabari baṙaran [Dictionary of Old Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: University Press
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1995), “Hay-iranakan lezvakan zugadipumner [Armenian–Iranian Lingual Parallels]”, in Patma-banasirakan handes [Historical-Philological Journal][1] (in Armenian), issue 2, pages 183–186
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “խորան”, in Sargsyan, Vahan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5