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ծաղր

ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian ծաղր (całr).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ծաղր (całr)

  1. mockery, sneer, gibe, scoff

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Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Grown from *ծաղ- (*cał-), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵélh₂-, *ǵlh₂-, whence also ծիծաղ (cicał). Cognate with Ancient Greek γελάω (geláō, to laugh), γέλως (gélōs, laughter), γαλήνη (galḗnē, calm at sea), γαληνός (galēnós, calm).

NounEdit

ծաղր (całr

  1. laugh, laughter, laughing
    զծաղու գալ, ի ծաղր հատանիլzcału gal, i całr hatanil — to laugh, to burst out laughing, to suffocate with laughter
  2. derision, mockery, raillery, banter; sneer
    ծաղր առնել, դնել, հեղուլcałr aṙnel, dnel, hełul — to laugh; to joke, to jest; to laugh at, to scorn, to deride, to make sport of, to ridicule
    ծաղր լինել, կալ, մնալcałr linel, kal, mnal — to be laughed at, derided, ridiculed, made a jest of, to make oneself the laughing-stock of
    ծաղր առնել զոք յայտ յանդիմանcałr aṙnel zokʿ yayt yandiman — to scorn, to deride one to his face
  3. something worth mocking

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ReferencesEdit

  • ծաղր in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ծաղր 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
  • ծաղր 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 337