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 dram ― small money, change
    մանր ավազ‎ ― manr avaz ― fine 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 ― manuns ― scantily, 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, kotorel ― to cut into small bits or pieces, to mince, to hash, to divide into morsels; to cut thin
    մանր փշրել‎ ― manr pʿšrel ― to pound, to beat small, to triturate, to grind, to crush
    մանր պատմել, ասել‎ ― manr patmel, asel ― to relate or narrate minutely, circumstantially
    մանր ժպտել‎ ― manr žptel ― to smile
    մանր մանր ծամել‎ ― manr manr camel ― to chew or masticate well, to chew the cud, to ruminate; (figuratively) to examine, to study, to ruminate on
    մանունս դրոշմել‎ ― manuns drošmel ― to write or note down in detail
    մանր միտ դնել, ի քնին արկանել‎ ― manr mit dnel, i kʿnin arkanel ― to ponder on, to consider or examine minutely, thoroughly

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References[edit]

  • մանր in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մանր in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մանր in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • Robert Godel (1975), An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 33
  • Birgit Anette Olsen (1999), The noun in Biblical Armenian: origin and word-formation: with special emphasis on the Indo-European heritage, Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, page 165
  • Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, volume II, page 728
  • J. P. Mallory, D. Q. Adams (eds.) (1997), Encyclopedia of Indo-European culture, London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, page 528
  • Georg Renatus Solta (1960), Die Stellung des Armenischen im Kreise der indogermanischen Sprachen, Vienna: Mechitharisten, pages 353–354