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 հատանիլ‎ ― zcału gal, i całr hatanil ― to laugh, to burst out laughing, to suffocate with laughter
  2. derision, mockery, raillery, banter; sneer
    ծաղր առնել, դնել, հեղուլ‎ ― całr 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, մնալ‎ ― całr linel, kal, mnal ― to be laughed at, derided, ridiculed, made a jest of, to make oneself the laughing-stock of
    ծաղր առնել զոք յայտ յանդիման‎ ― całr 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, a.k.a. NHB], 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 [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 337
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