օտար

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian օտար ‎(ōtar); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

օտար ‎(ōtar) ‎(superlative ամենաօտար)

  1. strange, foreign, alien
    օտար լեզու‎ ― ōtar lezu ― foreign language

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Noun[edit]

օտար ‎(ōtar)

  1. stranger; foreigner
  2. a non-Armenian (similar to a goy for Jews)

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The original spelling is աւտար ‎(awtar), from Middle Iranian *awtar. Compare Avestan [script needed] ‎(aiwitara-, foreign).

Adjective[edit]

օտար ‎(ōtar)

  1. foreign; remote, distant; other; extraordinary, strange

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

օտար ‎(ōtar)

  1. stranger

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Adverb[edit]

օտար ‎(ōtar)

  1. vainly, in vain, unjustly, wrongfully

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References[edit]

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