նկար

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian նկար (nkar); see it for more.

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Noun[edit]

նկար (nkar)

  1. picture, drawing, painting; image

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *nikar. Compare Manichaean Middle Persian ngʾr (nigār, painting, picture), Persian نگار (nigār). For the origin of these compare Persian نگریدن (nigarīdan, to see, look).

Noun[edit]

նկար (nkar)

  1. painting, picture; image, figure, effigy
    ի նկարու հանելi nkaru hanelto paint, to take or draw a portrait; to describe
    թատրոնական նկարքtʿatronakan nkarkʿscenery, scene
    մաւրիտանական նկարmawritanakan nkarmauresque, moorish style of painting; arabesque
  2. embroidery or needlework of divers colours
  3. lively description

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References[edit]

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