ոչխար

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ոչխար(očʿxar).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ոչխար ‎(očʿxar)

  1. sheep
  2. (figuratively) a timid, shy person who is easily led by others
  3. (offensive) a generic insult

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A Zan borrowing; compare Laz ჩხური(čxuri, sheep), Mingrelian შხური(šxuri, sheep), Georgian ცხვარი(cxvari, sheep).

Noun[edit]

ոչխար ‎(očʿxar)

  1. sheep
    միս ոչխարի‎ ― mis očʿxari ― mutton
    ոտն ոչխարի‎ ― otn očʿxari ― sheep's trotters
    ոչխար մոլորեալ‎ ― očʿxar moloreal ― wandering, lost sheep
    վաճառանոց ոչխարի‎ ― vačaṙanocʿ očʿxari ― sheep-market
    փարախ, գաւիթ ոչխարաց‎ ― pʿarax, gawitʿ očʿxaracʿ ― sheep-cot, sheep-fold, sheep-pen
    մայեն, բառաչեն ոչխարք‎ ― mayen, baṙačʿen očʿxarkʿ ― sheep bleat

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References[edit]

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