ցորեն

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ցորեան ‎(cʿorean).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ցորեն ‎(cʿoren)

  1. wheat, Triticum
    ցորեն է թե՞ գարի‎ ― cʿoren ē tʿe? gari ― (literally: Is it wheat or barley?) used when a baby is born: Is it a boy or a girl?
    ցորեն հաց որ չունես, ցորեն լեզու էլ չունես‎ ― cʿoren hacʿ or čʿunes, cʿoren lezu ēl čʿunes ― (literally: When you don't have wheat bread, you also don't have a wheat tongue) If you are too poor to have anything to offer, you should at least be kind.
    ցորեն չեմ կերել, արտի կողքից անցել եմ‎ ― cʿoren čʿem kerel, arti kołkʿicʿ ancʿel em ― (literally: I've never eaten wheat, but I have walked past a wheat field) I may not be formally educated, but I do know something.
    վերի արտի ցորե՞նն ես‎ ― veri arti cʿore?nn es ― (literally: Are you wheat from the above field?) What makes you think you're better than us?
    տարեկան ցորեն‎ ― tarekan cʿorenhulled wheat, emmer wheat, Triticum dicoccum
  2. wheat seed
  3. (figuratively) wheatfield
  4. (figuratively) bread

Declension[edit]