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խորթ

ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian խորթ (xortʿ); see it for more.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

խորթ (xortʿ) (superlative ամենախորթ)

  1. unrelated, step-
    խորթ մայրxortʿ mayr ― stepmother
  2. alien, foreign
  3. (dialectal) orphan
  4. (dialectal) courageous

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

խորթ (xortʿ)

  1. (dialectal) young man
  2. (dialectal) brave, valiant, heroic, heroic person
  3. (dialectal) orphan

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

The origin is uncertain. The basic meaning is ‘rough, stony, uncultivated, abandoned (place)’, from which two meanings developed: ‘step-, alien’ and ‘hard, rough, violent’. See also կորդ (kord).

NounEdit

խորթ (xortʿ

  1. stepson, adulterine

DeclensionEdit

AdjectiveEdit

խորթ (xortʿ

  1. counterfeit
  2. hard, rough, stony

DeclensionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • խորթ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • խորթ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • խորթ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 332