մայրի

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Armenian մայրի (mayri).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

մայրի (mayri)

  1. (archaic) woods, forest
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From մայր (mayr, cedar) +‎ (-i, botanical suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

մայրի (mayri)

  1. cedar
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • մայրի”, in Žamanakakicʿ hayocʿ lezvi bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Contemporary Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, 1969–1980

Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *meh₂ter-yeh₂-, a derivative of *méh₂tēr (mother), in the sense of “source”. Cognate with Latin materia and Old Armenian մայր (mayr, cedar). The sense of “den, lair” developed from the sense “woods as dwelling-place for beasts”.

Noun[edit]

մայրի (mayri)

  1. woods, forest, thicket
  2. den, lair

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մայրի”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մայրի”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մայրի”, 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 449