ճագար

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ճագար(čagar).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ճագար ‎(čagar)

  1. rabbit

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In colloquial speech Russian кролик(krolik) is often used instead.

Synonyms[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is unknown. Perhaps a borrowing from an unidentified Iranian source.

Noun[edit]

ճագար ‎(čagar)

  1. rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
    էգ, մատակ ճագար‎ ― ēg, matak čagar ― doe-rabbit
    արու ճագար‎ ― aru čagar ― buck rabbit
    ձագ ճագարի‎ ― jag čagari ― young rabbit
    որջ, դադարք ճագարի‎ ― orǰ, dadarkʿ čagari ― rabbit-burrow, rabbit-hutch
    կաղկանձել ճագարի‎ ― kałkanjel čagari ― to squeak
    ղօղել ճագարի‎ ― łōłel čagari ― to squat, to lie squat or cowering

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Wrongly identified by some with hyena or jackal, the latter because of phonetic similarity of ճագար(čagar) with Turkish çakal.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ճագար”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ճագար”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ճագար”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Łazarean, Ṙ. S. (2000), “ճագար”, in Tʿosunean G. B., editor, Grabari baṙaran [Dictionary of Old Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: University Press
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “ճագար”, in Sargsyan, Vahan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5