նշխար

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian նշխար ‎(nšxar).

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Noun[edit]

նշխար ‎(nšxar)

  1. (Christianity) communion bread, consecrated bread
  2. relic (of a saint's body)

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Iranian *nišxʷar. Compare Persian نشخوار ‎(nišxvār, cud; remnants of animal fodder).

Noun[edit]

նշխար ‎(nšxar)

  1. small remains of bread or other food
  2. bit, piece, particle, fragment; rest, residue
    նշխարք եւ նշմարք հայաստանի‎ ― nšxarkʿ ew nšmarkʿ hayastani ― the antiquities of Armenia (Picturesque Armenia)
  3. remains of a saint, relic
    նշխարք սրբոց‎ ― nšxarkʿ srbocʿ ― relics of a saint
    տուփ նշխարաց‎ ― tupʿ nšxaracʿ ― reliquary, shrine
  4. (Christianity) consecrated bread, eulogia
    նշխար պատարագի‎ ― nšxar pataragi ― host, wafer
    նշխար կնքոյ‎ ― nšxar knkʿoy ― wafer
    նշխար գործել/կազմել‎ ― nšxar gorcel/kazmel ― to make wafers

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “նշխար”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “նշխար”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “նշխար”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935