խորթ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian խորթ ‎(xortʿ); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

խորթ ‎(xortʿ) ‎(superlative ամենախորթ)

  1. unrelated, step-
    խորթ մայր‎ ― xortʿ mayr ― stepmother
  2. alien, foreign
  3. (dialectal) orphan
  4. (dialectal) courageous

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Noun[edit]

խորթ ‎(xortʿ)

  1. (dialectal) young man
  2. (dialectal) brave, valiant, heroic, heroic person
  3. (dialectal) orphan

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. The basic meaning is ‘rough, stony, uncultivated, abandoned (place)’, from which two meanings developed: ‘step-, alien’ and ‘hard, rough, violent’. See also կորդ ‎(kord).

Noun[edit]

խորթ ‎(xortʿ)

  1. stepson, adulterine

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Adjective[edit]

խորթ ‎(xortʿ)

  1. counterfeit
  2. hard, rough, stony

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “խորթ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “խորթ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “խորթ”, 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 332