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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 տակ‎ ― geran gcʿel čanaparhin, anivi takto hinder, to impede, to obstruct
    գերան հաշվել‎ ― geran hašvelto lay around unemployed, idle, staring at the ceiling
    գյուղ կանգնի, գերան կկոտրի‎ ― gyuł kangni, geran kkotritogether anything is possible
    իր աչքի գերանը չտեսնել, ուրիշի շյուղը տեսնել‎ ― ir ačʿkʿi geranə čʿtesnel, uriši šyułə tesnelto not see one's own deficiencies, but notice someone else's minor deficiencies

DeclensionEdit


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