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 կերպսkerps i kerps ― in many shapes or forms; in many ways, diverse
    կերպս ի կերպս լինելkerps i kerps linel ― to assume a borrowed shape or appearance, to be disguised, dissembled or concealed
    ի կերպս կերպս առնելi kerps kerps aṙnel ― to transform into various shapes
    ի կերպս ահագինսi 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]

  • կերպ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • կերպ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • կերպ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]