նախարար

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian նախարար ‎(naxarar); see below.

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Noun[edit]

նախարար ‎(naxarar)

  1. (historical) nakharar
  2. (politics) minister
    էկոնոմիկայի նախարար‎ ― ēkonomikayi naxarar ― minister of economy

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Parthian 𐭍𐭇𐭅𐭃𐭓 ‎(nḥwdr /*naxwaẟār/, title of a senior representative of the local nobility, literally holder of the primacy). The attempt to explain the word as նախ ‎(nax, first) + արարեալ ‎(arareal, created, born) is a folk etymology,

Noun[edit]

նախարար ‎(naxarar)

  1. nakharar
    նախարարք‎ ― naxararkʿ ― magnates, grandees, noblemen

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References[edit]

  • Chaumont M. L. (1986), “ARMENIA AND IRAN ii. The pre-Islamic period”, in Encyclopædia Iranica, online edition[1], New York, retrieved 2009-12-08
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “նախարար”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “նախարար”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “նախարար”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935