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 գլուխčʿor gluxhaving no close family or relatives, to be free from family responsibilities, to be alone
    չոր դուրս գալ՝ դուրս պրծնելčʿor durs gal, durs prcnelto get away innocent even though one is guilty, to be free from accountability
    չոր հացčʿor hacʿ1) bread with nothing on it, empty sandwich; 2) extremely poor means of living
    չորն էլ թացի հետ այրելčʿorn ēl tʿacʿi het ayrelto punish the innocent alongside the guilty, to fail to differentiate between the innocent and the guilty
    չորն էլ թացի հետ այրվելčʿorn ēl tʿacʿi het ayrvelto have the innocent punished alongside the guilty
    չոր չոփčʿor čʿopʿ1) very thin; 2) stark naked
    չոր տախտակ դառնալčʿor taxtak daṙnalto become very thin, to become emaciated
    չոր տափի վրա թողնելčʿor tapʿi vra tʿołnelto make destitute, to deprive of all livelihood
    չոր տափի վրա մնալčʿor tapʿi vra mnalto be made destitute, to be deprived of all livelihood
    չոր ու ցամաքčʿor u cʿamakʿ1) extremely thin, emaciated; 2) poor, lifeless, dull
    չոր քարին գնալիս՝ չոր քարն էլ կանաչիčʿor kʿarin gnalis, čʿor kʿarn ēl kanačʿi(blessing) may the dry rock you walk towards also turn green
    չոր ուղեղčʿor 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 հացčʿor hacʿdry bread
    չոր ճաշակելčʿor čašakelto fast on lenten diet
    չոր թթուčʿor tʿtʿupickled turnips to cook for winter use
  2. (figuratively) rough
    չոր մսուրčʿor msurrough, uncomfortable crib

Declension[edit]

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
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 546