մեռանիմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From մեռ- (meṙ-), from Proto-Indo-European *mer-s-, sigmatic aorist of *mer- (to die), +‎ -ան- (-an-).

Verb[edit]

մեռանիմ (meṙanim)  (aorist indicative մեռայ)

  1. to die, to expire, to breathe one's last, to give up the ghost, to depart this life, to pay the last debt to nature
    մահու մեռանելmahu meṙanelto be punished with death, to suffer capital punishment
    մեռանել ի մարտ պատերազմիmeṙanel i mart paterazmito die on the breach, to be slain in action
    մեռանել ի վերայ ազգին, ի սէր հայրենեացmeṙanel i veray azgin, i sēr hayreneacʿto die for one's country
    մեռանել քաջութեամբ, պատուովmeṙanel kʿaǰutʿeamb, patuovto die on the field of honor
    մերձ է ի մեռանելmerj ē i meṙanelhe is at the last gasp, he is expiring, dying
    որպէս կեայ ոք այնպէս եւ մեռանիorpēs keay okʿ aynpēs ew meṙanipeople generally die as they live
  2. to mortify one's body

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մեռանիմ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մեռանիմ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մեռ”, 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 463