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 linel — to jump, skip or leap for joy, to bound with joy (like a goat)
  2. sheepfold

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • հօրան in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • հօրան in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • հօրան in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 401