կիր

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian կիր (kir); see there for more.

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կիր (kir)

  1. (mineralogy) lime, calcium oxide

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Akkadian 𒌋𒀜 (kīru), from Sumerian 𒌋𒀜 (gir, oven, kiln).

Noun[edit]

կիր (kir)

  1. (mineralogy) lime
    կենդանի կիրkendani kirquicklime
    շիջեալ կիրšiǰeal kirslack lime
    պարարտ կիրparart kirfat or white lime
    վտիտ կիրvtit kirmeagre or brown lime
    ջրաբաշխական կիրǰrabašxakan kirhydraulic lime
    հռոմէական կիրhṙomēakan kirRoman cement
    փոխարկել ի կիր, կիր գործելpʿoxarkel i kir, kir gorcelto reduce to lime; to calcine
  2. (chemistry) calx
  3. (figuratively, pathology) a kind of white blister, morphew (a malignant itch)

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “կիր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “կիր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935