հօրան

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Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The original spelling is հաւրան (hawran), from *հաւր- (*hawr-, shepherd), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂-tro- (guarder, protecter, keeper), from *peh₂- (to protect), +‎ -ան (-an, collective suffix). Compare also Middle Armenian պահրան (pahran).

Noun[edit]

հօրան (hōran)

  1. flock of sheep or goats
    հօրան լինելhōran linelto jump, skip or leap for joy, to bound with joy (like a goat)
  2. sheepfold

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “հօրան”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “հօրան”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “հօրան”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 401