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 նախարարēkonomikayi 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
    նախարարքnaxararkʿ ― magnates, grandees, noblemen

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References[edit]

  • “ARMENIA AND IRAN ii. The pre-Islamic period” in Encyclopædia Iranica
  • նախարար in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • նախարար 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
  • նախարար 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]