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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian գէր (gēr).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

գեր (ger) (traditional orthography spelling գէր, superlative ամենագեր)

  1. fat, plump, fleshy (of a person or animal)

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂wer- and cognate with Ancient Greek ἀείρω (aeírō, to raise, to raise up).

PrepositionEdit

գեր (ger)

  1. (usually with the accusative) above, higher, over, more than
    գեր ի վերոյger i veroysupreme, superior, excellent, sublime, pre-eminent, higher
    գեր քանger kʿanover, upon, above, beyond
    գեր լինելger linelto be above, to excel, to surpass, to surmount
  2. (as a prefix) hyper-, super- translating Ancient Greek ὑπέρ (hupér)
    գերագոյնgeragoynὑπέρτερος
    գերադրականgeradrakanὑπερθετικός
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

The origin is uncertain.

NounEdit

գեր (ger)

  1. weeping, wailing
    գեր գործելger gorcelto weep

AdjectiveEdit

գեր (ger)

  1. woeful, lamentable

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “գեր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “գեր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “գեր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 207
  • Łazarean, Ṙ. S. (2000), “գեր”, in Tʿosunean G. B., editor, Grabari baṙaran [Dictionary of Old Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: University Press