տառ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian տառ (taṙ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

տառ (taṙ)

  1. letter (symbol in an alphabet)

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From տարր (tarr), by merging two r-s together.

Noun[edit]

տառ (taṙ

  1. element
  2. letter, character
  3. letter, epistle
  4. book
    աստուածեղէն տառքastuacełēn taṙkʿ — the Holy Scriptures
    մարգարէական տառքmargarēakan taṙkʿ — the prophecies
    տառք կանոնականքtaṙkʿ kanonakankʿ — canons, constitutions, statutes, written laws

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In Old Armenian both տարր (tarr) and տառ (taṙ) had the meaning of (1) element and (2) letter. In modern literary Armenian the former is used only for element, the latter only for letter.

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References[edit]

  • տառ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • տառ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University