նիրհ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Armenian նիրհ (nirh).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

նիրհ (nirh)

  1. light sleep, dozing
  2. sleep

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References[edit]

  • նիրհ”, in Žamanakakicʿ hayocʿ lezvi bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Contemporary Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, 1969–1980

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *niδrā-, unattested in Iranian but cognate with Sanskrit निद्रा (nidrā, sleep).

Noun[edit]

նիրհ (nirh)

  1. light sleep, drowsiness, sleepiness, dozing
    նիրհ առնուլ, նիրհ անկանել ումեքnirh aṙnul, nirh ankanel umekʿto fall into a doze, to begin to nod, to doze, to nap, to be drowsy, to drop off to sleep, to take a nap or snooze

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “նիրհ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “նիրհ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “նիրհ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press