նախամայր

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian նախամայր (naxamayr); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [nɑχɑˈmɑɪ̯ɾ]

Noun[edit]

նախամայր (naxamayr)

  1. progenitress, foremother, (female) ancestor

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

նախ (nax) +‎ -ա- (-a-) +‎ մայր (mayr)

Noun[edit]

նախամայր (naxamayr)

  1. our first mother, the mother of mankind, Eve
  2. the wives of the patriarchs

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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