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ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ծեր (cer) (dialectal, colloquial)

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian ծայր (cayr).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ծայր (cayr)

  1. tip, end
    գրչի ծայրgrčʿi cayrtip of the pen
  2. border, edge; brim; brink
  3. top, summit
  4. beginning
  5. (slang, vulgar) penis; the head of the penis, helmet, knob, (glans penis)

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

The origin is uncertain. Has been compared to Old Georgian წუერი (c̣ueri); see there.

NounEdit

ծայր (cayr)

  1. end, extremity
    ծայր ի ծայր, ծայրիւ եւ ծայրիւcayr i cayr, cayriw ew cayriwfrom beginning to end, from one extremity to the other; to the full; punctually
    քաղել զսաղմոսն ծայր ի ծայրkʿałel zsałmosn cayr i cayrto recite the whole psalter
    ի ծայրն հասանելi cayrn hasanelto reach or attain the maximum
    ծայրիւք աչացcayriwkʿ ačʿacʿglancing slyly at
    ծայրիւք ականջաց լսելcayriwkʿ akanǰacʿ lselto listen furtively, to eavesdrop
  2. border, edge
  3. (figuratively) summit, head, top of mountains or hills
  4. (figuratively) ray of the newly risen sun
  5. (figuratively) the utmost pitch, the highest degree
  6. (figuratively) the best part of something
  7. (figuratively) overmeasure, excess

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: ծայր (cayr)

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ծայր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ծայր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ծայր”, 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
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1987) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Literary Period] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 598