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