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

Usage notes[edit]

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 𐬑𐬱𐬥𐬀𐬊𐬚𐬭𐬀 (xšnaoθra, satisfaction).

Noun[edit]

շնորհ (šnorh)

  1. grace, favour; benefit, gift, something given freely
    ի շնորհս, առ շնորհսi šnorhs, aṙ šnorhsfor, in favour of; by favour
    ի նորա շնորհս, շնորհս նմա առնելովi nora šnorhs, šnorhs nma aṙnelovto please him, to do him the favour, to oblige him
    ի շնորհս երեսաց քոցi šnorhs eresacʿ kʿocʿthanks to you; in your behalf, for you
    շնորհիւ Տեառն, թագաւոր...šnorhiw Teaṙn, tʿagawor...by the grace of God, king...
    շնորհս առնել ումեքšnorhs aṙnel umekʿto favour, to gratify; to befriend, to forgive, to excuse, to remit
    շնորհս գտանել առաջի ուրուք / առաջի աչաց ուրուքšnorhs gtanel aṙaǰi urukʿ / aṙaǰi ačʿacʿ urukʿto 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 շնորհացzrkel i šnorhacʿto disfavour, to disgrace
    ընդ շնորհս ինչ տալənd šnorhs inčʿ talto discharge an obligation as if doing a favour
    շնորհաց տալšnorhacʿ talto give gratuitously
    շնորհս գտանելšnorhs gtanelto be in favour or in the good graces of, to please
    լի շնորհօքli šnorhōkʿmost graceful
    շնորհ արաšnorh arapray, do me the pleasure
  2. (Christianity) divine grace
    մեռանել ի շնորհսmeṙanel i šnorhsto die in a state of grace, in odour of sanctity
  3. gracefulness, charm, beauty; agreeableness, pleasing or graceful manners
  4. thanks, gratitude
    շնորհ ունիմ քեզšnorh unim kʿezthanks, I thank you, much obliged to you
    շնորհս արկանելšnorhs arkanelto be grateful, to acknowledge
    շնորհ /շնորհս ունել, շնորհս մատուցանելšnorh /šnorhs unel, šnorhs matucʿanelto 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, 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