վայրիկ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From վայր (vayr, place; short span of time) +‎ -իկ (-ik, diminutive suffix). The original meaning of վայր (vayr) is “place”. For the development of the sense of “time” from the sense of “place” compare ատեան (atean).

Noun[edit]

վայրիկ (vayrik)

  1. moment, instant
    վայրիկ միvayrik mia moment, a little time, an instant
    եւ ոչ վայրիկ միew očʿ vayrik minot a single instant, not one moment
    վայրիկ մի եւս՝ եւ ...vayrik mi ews, ew ...little was wanting to ..., it was very near ..., it almost ...

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “վայրիկ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “վայր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press