շնորհ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian շնորհ ‎(šnorh).

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Noun[edit]

շնորհ ‎(šnorh)

  1. grace, kindness, favour
  2. (Christianity) grace

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The final ‎(-h) is not pronounced.

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

An Iranian borrowing. Compare Middle Persian šnwhl ‎(šnōhr, gratitude, contentment), Manichaean Middle Persian ʿšnwhr ‎(išnōhr, grace; gratitude), Manichaean Parthian ʿšnwhr ‎(išnōhr, grace; gratitude), Avestan [script needed] ‎(xšnaoϑra-, satisfaction).

Noun[edit]

շնորհ ‎(šnorh)

  1. grace, favour; benefit, gift, something given freely
    ի շնորհս, առ շնորհս‎ ― i šnorhs, aṙ šnorhs ― for, in favour of; by favour
    ի նորա շնորհս, շնորհս նմա առնելով‎ ― i nora šnorhs, šnorhs nma aṙnelov ― to please him, to do him the favour, to oblige him
    ի շնորհս երեսաց քոց‎ ― i šnorhs eresacʿ kʿocʿ ― thanks to you; in your behalf, for you
    շնորհիւ Տեառն, թագաւոր...‎ ― šnorhiw Teaṙn, tʿagawor... ― by the grace of God, king...
    շնորհս առնել ումեք‎ ― šnorhs aṙnel umekʿ ― to favour, to gratify; to befriend, to forgive, to excuse, to remit
    շնորհս գտանել առաջի ուրուք / առաջի աչաց ուրուք‎ ― šnorhs gtanel aṙaǰi urukʿ / aṙaǰi ačʿacʿ urukʿ ― to find favour in the sight of any one, to find grace or favour with, to win the good graces of, to please, to be liked
    զրկել ի շնորհաց‎ ― zrkel i šnorhacʿ ― to disfavour, to disgrace
    ընդ շնորհս ինչ տալ‎ ― ənd šnorhs inčʿ tal ― to discharge an obligation as if doing a favour
    շնորհաց տալ‎ ― šnorhacʿ tal ― to give gratuitously
    շնորհս գտանել‎ ― šnorhs gtanel ― to be in favour or in the good graces of, to please
    լի շնորհօք‎ ― li šnorhōkʿ ― most graceful
    շնորհ արա‎ ― šnorh ara ― pray, do me the pleasure
  2. (Christianity) divine grace
    մեռանել ի շնորհս‎ ― meṙanel i šnorhs ― to die in a state of grace, in odour of sanctity
  3. gracefulness, charm, beauty; agreeableness, pleasing or graceful manners
  4. thanks, gratitude
    շնորհ ունիմ քեզ‎ ― šnorh unim kʿez ― thanks, I thank you, much obliged to you
    շնորհս արկանել‎ ― šnorhs arkanel ― to be grateful, to acknowledge
    շնորհ /շնորհս ունել, շնորհս մատուցանել‎ ― šnorh /šnorhs unel, šnorhs matucʿanel ― to thank, to return thanks, to be thankful to

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “շնորհ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “շնորհ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1977), “շնորհ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume III, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935, pages 526—527
  • Olsen, Birgit Anette (1999) The noun in Biblical Armenian: origin and word-formation: with special emphasis on the Indo-European heritage (Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs; 119), Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, page 899