ծեր

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Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Armenian ծեր(cer); see it for more.

Adjective[edit]

ծեր ‎(cer) ‎(superlative ամենածեր)

  1. (of a person) old, aged
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Noun[edit]

ծեր ‎(cer)

  1. old, aged man
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ծեր ‎(cer)

  1. (dialectal) Alternative form of ծայր(cayr)
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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵerh₂-.

Adjective[edit]

ծեր ‎(cer)

  1. old, aged, stricken or advanced in years

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

ծեր ‎(cer)

  1. old man, elder
    ծերք ժողովրդեան, քաղաքին‎ ― cerkʿ žołovrdean, kʿałakʿin ― the senate, seniors, elders; the ancients
    եթէ ծերն էր ուժեղ, կամ մանուկն էր ուշեղ‎ ― etʿē cern ēr užeł, kam manukn ēr ušeł ― if young folks had experience, and old ones strength; if youth knew and old age could

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ծեր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ծեր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ծեր”, 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 339