չոր

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian չոր (čʿor).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

չոր (čʿor) (superlative ամենաչոր)

  1. dry
    չոր գլուխ‎ ― čʿor gluxhaving no close family or relatives, to be free from family responsibilities, to be alone
    չոր դուրս գալ՝ դուրս պրծնել‎ ― čʿor durs gal, durs prcnelto get away innocent even though one is guilty, to be free from accountability
    չոր հաց‎ ― čʿor hacʿ1) bread with nothing on it, empty sandwich; 2) extremely poor means of living
    չորն էլ թացի հետ այրել‎ ― čʿorn ēl tʿacʿi het ayrelto punish the innocent alongside the guilty, to fail to differentiate between the innocent and the guilty
    չորն էլ թացի հետ այրվել‎ ― čʿorn ēl tʿacʿi het ayrvelto have the innocent punished alongside the guilty
    չոր չոփ‎ ― čʿor čʿopʿ1) very thin; 2) stark naked
    չոր տախտակ դառնալ‎ ― čʿor taxtak daṙnalto become very thin, to become emaciated
    չոր տափի վրա թողնել‎ ― čʿor tapʿi vra tʿołnelto make destitute, to deprive of all livelihood
    չոր տափի վրա մնալ‎ ― čʿor tapʿi vra mnalto be made destitute, to be deprived of all livelihood
    չոր ու ցամաք‎ ― čʿor u cʿamakʿ1) extremely thin, emaciated; 2) poor, lifeless, dull
    չոր քարին գնալիս՝ չոր քարն էլ կանաչի‎ ― čʿor kʿarin gnalis, čʿor kʿarn ēl kanačʿi(blessing) may the dry rock you walk towards also turn green
    չոր ուղեղ‎ ― čʿor ułełcold, indifferent judgment
  2. arid
  3. waterless, rainless
  4. parched, desiccated, dehydrated
  5. dried-up, withered
  6. hard, firm, tough
  7. thin, lean, slender
  8. poor, impoverished
  9. hoarse, husky, grating
  10. rude, coarse

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ksoro-. Cognate with Ancient Greek ξηρός (xērós) and perhaps Sanskrit क्षार (kṣāra, caustic, biting, corrosive, acrid, pungent, saline). Related to չիր (čʿir).

Adjective[edit]

չոր (čʿor)

  1. dry
    չոր հաց‎ ― čʿor hacʿdry bread
    չոր ճաշակել‎ ― čʿor čašakelto fast on lenten diet
    չոր թթու‎ ― čʿor tʿtʿupickled turnips to cook for winter use
  2. (figuratively) rough
    չոր մսուր‎ ― čʿor msurrough, uncomfortable crib

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Adverb[edit]

չոր (čʿor)

  1. only, simply, just

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “չոր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “չոր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “չոր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 546