քեռի

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian քեռի (kʿeṙi).

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Noun[edit]

քեռի (kʿeṙi)

  1. maternal uncle
  2. sir, mister (a polite way of addressing a middle-aged man)

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From քեռ (kʿeṙ, sister’s), genitive of քոյր (kʿoyr, sister), because the “uncle” is the person, whose sister is the speaker’s mother. Analogous derivations are Sanskrit स्वस्रीय (svasrīya, sister's son, nephew) and Latin sobrīnus (cousin).

Noun[edit]

քեռի (kʿeṙi)

  1. maternal uncle

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “քեռի”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “քեռի”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1979), “Haykakankʿ (Armeniaca)”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume IV, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, pages 666–667
  • Godel, Robert (1975) An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 77–78