քրքրեմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reduplication of *քիր- (*kʿir-), of unknown origin.[1]

Verb[edit]

քրքրեմ (kʿrkʿrem)

  1. (transitive) to search or dive into, to investigate carefully, to examine with care
  2. (transitive) to agitate, to undo, to destroy
    քրքրել զմիտսkʿrkʿrel zmitsto excite, to rouse up or awake the mind, to stimulate
    քրքրեմ զախորժակkʿrkʿrem zaxoržakto sharpen, to quicken the appetite
  3. (in the mediopassive, intransitive) to give oneself up to debauchery

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1979), “քրքիր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume IV, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 603a

Further reading[edit]

  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “քրքրեմ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “քրքրեմ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy