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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 հատանիլzcału gal, i całr hatanilto laugh, to burst out laughing, to suffocate with laughter
  2. derision, mockery, raillery, banter; sneer
    ծաղր առնել, դնել, հեղուլcałr aṙnel, dnel, hełulto laugh; to joke, to jest; to laugh at, to scorn, to deride, to make sport of, to ridicule
    ծաղր լինել, կալ, մնալcałr linel, kal, mnalto be laughed at, derided, ridiculed, made a jest of, to make oneself the laughing-stock of
    ծաղր առնել զոք յայտ յանդիմանcałr aṙnel zokʿ yayt yandimanto scorn, to deride one to his face
  3. something worth mocking

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ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ծաղր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ծաղր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ծաղր”, 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 337