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 տառք‎ ― astuacełēn taṙkʿ ― the Holy Scriptures
    մարգարէական տառք‎ ― margarēakan taṙkʿ ― the prophecies
    տառք կանոնականք‎ ― taṙkʿ kanonakankʿ ― canons, constitutions, statutes, written laws

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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 [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]