ձիր

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ձիր (jir); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ձիր (jir)

  1. (archaic) gift, present
  2. (archaic) Alternative form of ձիրք (jirkʿ)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Barsełyan, Hovhannes (1973), “ձիր”, in Hayeren ułłagrakan-ułłaxosakan, terminabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Orthographic–Orthoepic Terminological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Luys
  • Ałayan, Ēduard (1976), “ձիր”, in Ardi hayereni bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Modern Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Hayastan

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰēr-i-, from *ǵʰer- (to yearn for). Cognates include Ancient Greek χάρις (kháris), χαίρω (khaírō), Latin horior, Sanskrit हर्यति (haryati) and English yearn.

Noun[edit]

ձիր (jir)

  1. gift, present; favour, grace, boon, recompense
    ձիր առնուլjir aṙnulto take a gift
    մի՛ ի ձիրս ինչ եւ ի շնորհս խօսելmí i jirs inčʿ ew i šnorhs xōselnot to adulate or flatter
  2. faculty, talent
    ձիր պերճախօսութեանjir perčaxōsutʿeanthe gift of eloquence

Declension[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ձիր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ձիր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ձիր”, 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 434