նախահայր

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian նախահայր ‎(naxahayr); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [nɑχɑˈhɑɪ̯ɾ]

Noun[edit]

նախահայր ‎(naxahayr)

  1. patriarch, ancestor, forefather

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

նախ ‎(nax) +‎ -ա- ‎(-a-) +‎ հայր ‎(hayr)

Noun[edit]

նախահայր ‎(naxahayr)

  1. the primitive or first father, progenitor of the human race, Adam
  2. patriarch
    նախահարք‎ ― naxaharkʿ ― the ancients; the Holy Fathers
  3. (figuratively) author, inventor
Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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