կապար

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian կապար (kapar).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

կապար (kapar)

  1. lead (metal)
    Synonym: արճիճ (arčič)

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown origin. Often connected with Akkadian 𒀀𒈖 (A.GAR₅ /abāru/, lead) from Sumerian 𒀀𒈖 (A.GAR₅ /agar/, lead), but the initial կ- (k-) is difficult to explain.

Noun[edit]

կապար (kapar)

  1. lead (metal)
  2. lead-pencil

Declension[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: կապար (kapar)

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “կապար”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “կապար”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “կապար”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “կապար”, in Vahan Sargsyan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik