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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian գերան (geran); see it for more.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

գերան (geran)

  1. beam, log
    գերան գցել ճանապարհին՝ անիվի տակgeran gcʿel čanaparhin, anivi takto hinder, to impede, to obstruct
    գերան հաշվելgeran hašvelto lay around unemployed, idle, staring at the ceiling
    գյուղ կանգնի, գերան կկոտրիgyuł kangni, geran kkotritogether anything is possible
    իր աչքի գերանը չտեսնել, ուրիշի շյուղը տեսնելir ačʿkʿi geranə čʿtesnel, uriši šyułə tesnelto not see one's own deficiencies, but notice someone else's minor deficiencies

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Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of Proto-Indo-European origin. Cognate with Proto-Celtic *wernā (compare Breton gwern (alder, mast), Welsh gwern, Old Irish fern) and Albanian verr (alder). The form was reshaped under the influence of the suffix -ան (-an).

NounEdit

գերան (geran)

  1. beam, log
  2. (meteorology) kind of meteorological phenomenon

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ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “գերան”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “գերան”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “գերան”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 208