տկար

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Armenian տկար ‎(tkar); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

տկար ‎(tkar) ‎(superlative ամենատկար)

  1. weak, feeble, faint
    տկար կողմ‎ ― tkar kołmweakness
    տկար սեռ‎ ― tkar seṙ(dated) the weaker sex
  2. powerless, impotent, incapacitated
  3. sick, sickly, ill
  4. helpless, weak, vulnerable
  5. weak, frail, infirm (physically weak)
  6. unable, incapable, disorganized
  7. (figuratively) inferior, wretched, poor
  8. ineffective, ineffectual, uninfluential
  9. deficient, lacking, scant
  10. (figuratively) blurry, blurred, indistinct
  11. fragile, brittle, flimsy
  12. thin, slender, slim
  13. unstable, weak (mentally or emotionally weak)

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From տ- ‎(t-) +‎ կար ‎(kar).

Adjective[edit]

տկար ‎(tkar

  1. feeble, weak, debilitated
  2. powerless, impotent, infirm, languid, faint
  3. small, slight, slender, trifling
  4. fragile, frail

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References[edit]

  • տկար in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • տկար in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • կար 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]