կերպ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian կերպ ‎(kerp).

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Noun[edit]

կերպ ‎(kerp)

  1. method, way, mode, manner
    այս կերպ ոչինչ չի ստացվիwe can do nothing this way
  2. shape, form; appearance
  3. (grammar) aspect of the verb

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Iranian. Compare Middle Persian klp ‎(kirb, body, form). Through Proto-Indo-European the Middle Persian word is connected with Sanskrit कृप् ‎(kṛp, beautiful appearance), Latin corpus ‎(body) and Old Armenian որովայն ‎(orovayn, belly).

Noun[edit]

կերպ ‎(kerp)

  1. form, figure, shape, cut, fashion, make
    կերպս ի կերպս‎ ― kerps i kerps ― in many shapes or forms; in many ways, diverse
    կերպս ի կերպս լինել‎ ― kerps i kerps linel ― to assume a borrowed shape or appearance, to be disguised, dissembled or concealed
    ի կերպս կերպս առնել‎ ― i kerps kerps aṙnel ― to transform into various shapes
    ի կերպս ահագինս‎ ― i kerps ahagins ― in the most hideous shapes
  2. face, person; aspect, look, appearance, air, deportment
  3. kind, sort, species

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “կերպ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “կերպ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “կերպ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935