չոր

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian չոր ‎(čʿor).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

չոր ‎(čʿor) ‎(superlative ամենաչոր)

  1. dry; arid

Declension[edit]


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 hacʿ ― dry bread
    չոր ճաշակել‎ ― čʿor čašakel ― to fast on lenten diet
    չոր թթու‎ ― čʿor tʿtʿu ― pickled turnips to cook for winter use
  2. (figuratively) rough
    չոր մսուր‎ ― čʿor msur ― rough, uncomfortable crib

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

չոր ‎(čʿor)

  1. only, simply, just

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: չոր ‎(čʿor)

References[edit]

  • չոր in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • չոր in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • չոր in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 546