մանր

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Armenian մանր(manr)

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Adjective[edit]

մանր (manr) (superlative ամենամանր)

  1. small, little, petty, minute; fine
    մանր դրամ‎ ― manr dramsmall money, change
    մանր ավազ‎ ― manr avazfine sand
  2. (figuratively) petty, unimportant; small-minded, pettifogging

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The stem is մանու-(manu-), inherited from Proto-Indo-European *mn̥(H)u-, from *men-(small), whence also մանուկ(manuk). Cognate with Ancient Greek (Hesychius) μάνυ(mánu, small), Old Irish menb(small, tiny) and Sanskrit मनाक्(manāk, a little).

Adjective[edit]

մանր (manr)

  1. small, minute, little, fine, subtile; slender, thin, slight
    մանունս‎ ― manunsscantily, in small portions, minutely; in detail

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Adverb[edit]

մանր (manr)

  1. scantily, in small portions, minutely; in detail
    մանր/մանր մանր հատանել, կոտորել‎ ― manr/manr manr hatanel, kotorelto cut into small bits or pieces, to mince, to hash, to divide into morsels; to cut thin
    մանր փշրել‎ ― manr pʿšrelto pound, to beat small, to triturate, to grind, to crush
    մանր պատմել, ասել‎ ― manr patmel, aselto relate or narrate minutely, circumstantially
    մանր ժպտել‎ ― manr žptelto smile
    մանր մանր ծամել‎ ― manr manr camelto chew or masticate well, to chew the cud, to ruminate; (figuratively) to examine, to study, to ruminate on
    մանունս դրոշմել‎ ― manuns drošmelto write or note down in detail
    մանր միտ դնել, ի քնին արկանել‎ ― manr mit dnel, i kʿnin arkanelto ponder on, to consider or examine minutely, thoroughly

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մանր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մանր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մանր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
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