վեղար

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Armenian[edit]

Armenian Catholicos and two Armenian clerics wearing veghars. The Georgian Catholicos wears a koukoulion.

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From Middle Armenian վեղար (vełar).

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վեղար (vełar)

  1. veghar
  2. (figuratively, architecture) the pointed dome of Armenian churches

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Middle Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek βηλάρι (bēlári), βηλάριον (bēlárion, cloth; altar covering; curtain), from Latin vēlārium. The Byzantine Greek words are attested, even though Ačaṙyan did not know about them.

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վեղար (vełar)

  1. veghar

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References[edit]

  • Łazaryan, Ṙ. S.; Avetisyan, H. M. (2009), “վեղար”, in Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 735
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1979), “վեղար”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume IV, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 328b