քերեմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- ‎(scrape, cut). The words քոր ‎(kʿor), քերծեմ ‎(kʿercem) and քերթեմ ‎(kʿertʿem) are of the same origin.

Verb[edit]

քերեմ ‎(kʿerem)  (aorist indicative քերեցի)

  1. to scrape, to scratch, to grate, to graze, to rasp, to plane, to polish
    քերել առ‎ ― kʿerel aṙ ― to graze, to touch slightly
    քերել առ ափամբք‎ ― kʿerel aṙ apʿambkʿ ― to skirt, to coast along, to keep close to the shore
    քերել զափամբք‎ ― kʿerel zapʿambkʿ ― to go terra a terra, to sail along the coast
  2. to erase, to scratch out
  3. to rub the skin off, to excoriate, to flay, to lacerate, to torture
  4. to take away, to remove, to annul
    զամօթն ի բաց քերել‎ ― zamōtʿn i bacʿ kʿerel ― to lay aside all sense of shame
  5. to engrave, to inscribe, to write

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “քերեմ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “քերեմ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “քեր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian[1] (pdf), Zagreb, page 11