կլոր

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Etymology[edit]

A dialectal word which has also entered the literary language. The origin is uncertain. Recorded in Middle Armenian as կլուր (klur), կլոր-ակ (klor-ak), կլօր-ակ (klōr-ak).

Ačaṙean identifies with Old Armenian գլոր (glor, rolling). This is rejected by J̌ahukyan — because the dialectal forms point to Old Armenian *կլոր (*klor) with a կ- (k-) — who derives the word from Proto-Indo-European *gōl- (in case of կոլոր (kolor) from *gol-), from the root *gel- (to press into a ball, be pressed into a ball; round), + -որ (-or), whence e.g. Sanskrit गुल (gula, any small globular substance), ग्लौ (glau, round lump). See Pokorny for this root, without the Armenian. J̌ahukyan adduces also dialectal կլիկ (klik), կլոք (klokʿ), կղակ (kłak), կղան (kłan) as the reflexes of the same root.

Cabolov compares with Northern Kurdish gilor, gulor (round).

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Adjective[edit]

կլոր (klor) (superlative ամենակլոր)

  1. spherical, ball-shaped
  2. round

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References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1913), “կլոր”, in Hayerēn gawaṙakan baṙaran [Armenian Provincial Dictionary] (Ēminean azgagrakan žołovacu; 9) (in Armenian), Tiflis: Lazarev Institute of Oriental Languages, page 575a
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971), “գիլ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume I, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 555a
  • Cabolov, R. L. (2001) Etimologičeskij slovarʹ kurdskovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Kurdish Language] (in Russian), volume I, Moscow: Russian Academy Press Vostochnaya Literatura, page 402
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1972) Hay barbaṙagitutʿyan neracutʿyun [Introduction into Armenian Dialectology] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, pages 287–288
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1987) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Literary Period] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, pages 124, 275
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1990), “Hayereni anhayt cagman baṙarmatnerə [The Armenian Word Roots of Unknown Origin]”, in Patma-banasirakan handes [Historical-Philological Journal][1] (in Armenian), issue 2, page 66
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 366
  • Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume II, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 357ff