կոր

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Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Armenian կոր ‎(kor); see it for more.

Adjective[edit]

կոր ‎(kor) ‎(superlative ամենակոր)

  1. curved, crooked
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Noun[edit]

կոր ‎(kor)

  1. (geometry) curve
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Armenian կոր ‎(kor); see it for more.

Noun[edit]

կոր ‎(kor)

  1. scorpion
Declension[edit]
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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *gowh₁-ro- and cognate with Ancient Greek γῦρος ‎(gûros). Possibly related to կեռ ‎(keṙ), կորճ ‎(korč) and dialectal կոռ ‎(koṙ).

Adjective[edit]

կոր ‎(kor)

  1. curved, crooked
    ի կոր‎ ― i kor ― bowed, inclined; down, below, downwards
    ի կոր կորացեալ‎ ― i kor koracʿeal ― depressed, cast down
    ի կոր կործանել‎ ― i kor korcanel ― to cut down, to overturn, to throw to the ground, to overthrow, to upset; (figuratively) to dishearten thoroughly, to strike with dismay, to confound, to abash
    ի կոր կործանիլ‎ ― i kor korcanil ― to fall, to break down, to sink, to be overthrown;fig.to droop, to be disheartened, to give way, to lose heart, to be ashamed, abashed
    կոր գիծ‎ ― kor gic ― curve
    կոր ի գլուխ, կոր ի կոր‎ ― kor i glux, kor i kor ― ashamed, confused, depressed, humbled, debased, humiliated with hanging head, humbly, full of shame, quite confused, abashed, ignominiously
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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “կոր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “կոր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “կոր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “kor”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 373–374

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably a tabu-substition of the word for ‘scorpion’, from կոր ‎(kor, crooked, curved), referring to scorpion's tail. For the semantics compare Persian کژدم ‎(každom). A relation with կարիճ ‎(karič) is also possible.

Noun[edit]

կոր ‎(kor)

  1. scorpion
  2. (astronomy) Scorpius

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “կոր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “կոր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “կոր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “kor”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 374–375