չորք

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Old Armenian[edit]

Old Armenian cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : չորք (čʿorkʿ)
    Ordinal : չորրորդ (čʿorrord)
    Adverbial : չորիցս (čʿoricʿs)
    Multiplier : քառակի (kʿaṙaki)
    Collective : չորեքին (čʿorekʿin)

Alternative forms[edit]

  • չորս (čʿors) (the accusative form, post-classically adopted as nominative)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres (four).

Numeral[edit]

չորք (čʿorkʿpl

  1. (cardinal) four
    չորք անգամčʿorkʿ angamfour times
    ի չորս գնալi čʿors gnalto go upon all fours
    բարձեալ ի չորիցbarjeal i čʿoricʿborne by four men
    որ օր չորք էին ամսոյնor ōr čʿorkʿ ēin amsoynon the fourth, on the fourth of the month

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The word has the following combining forms: չոր- (čʿor-), չորեք- (čʿorekʿ-), չորք- (čʿorkʿ-), չորս- (čʿors-).

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References[edit]

  • Abrahamyan, Ašot (1976) Grabari jeṙnark [A Handbook of Old Armenian] (in Armenian), 4th edition, Yerevan: Luys
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “չորք”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “չորք”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Fortson, Benjamin W. (2010) Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction, second edition, Oxford: Blackwell, page 385
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “չորք”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy