ընդէր

Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

ընդ (ənd) +‎ էր (ēr)

PronounEdit

ընդէ՞ր (əndē?r)

  1. why?
    • 6th century, Philo of Alexandria, I linelutʿeann xndrocʿ ew lucmancʿ [Questions and Answers on Genesis] 2.62:[1][2]
      Ընդէ՞ր իբրու յաղագս այլոյ ա՟յ ասէ, թէ ի կերպարան ա՟յ արար զմարդն, եւ ոչ յիւրն։
      Əndē?r ibru yałags ayloy a.y asē, tʿē i kerparan a.y arar zmardn, ew očʿ yiwrn.
      • Translation by Ralph Marcus
        Why does (Scripture) say, as if (speaking) of another God, "in the image of God He made man" and not "in His own image"?

Usage notesEdit

Ընդէր (Əndēr) is used when one wants to learn something, whereas for զի (zi) no answer is expected.[3]

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: ընդեր (ənder) (learned)

Further readingEdit

  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837) , “ընդէր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979) , “ի”, 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Awgereancʿ, Mkrtičʿ (1826) Pʿiloni Ebrayecʿwoy mnacʿordkʿ i hays, or en Meknutʿiwn Cnndocʿ ew Elicʿ, Čaṙkʿ i Sampʿson, i Yovnan, ew yeris mankuns kam i hreštaks [Philonis Judaei paralipomena armena. Libri videlicet quatuor in Genesin, libri duo in Exodum, sermo unus de Sampsone, alter de Iona, tertius de tribus angelis Abraamo apparentibus], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 146
  2. ^ Marcus, Ralph (1953) Philo: Supplement I: Questions and Answers on Genesis (The Loeb Classical Library), Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, page 150
  3. ^ Gočanean, Pōłos (2011) Dasakan grabari gorcnakan kʿerakanutʿiwn [Practical Grammar of Classical Old Armenian] (in Armenian), Vienna, Yerevan: Mekhitarist Press, page 22, footnote 1