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ArmenianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Armenian ծեր (cer); see it for more.

AdjectiveEdit

ծեր (cer) (superlative ամենածեր)

  1. (of a person) old, aged
DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

ծեր (cer)

  1. old, aged man
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Etymology 2Edit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

ծեր (cer)

  1. (dialectal) Alternative form of ծայր (cayr)
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Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵerh₂-.

AdjectiveEdit

ծեր (cer)

  1. old, aged, stricken or advanced in years

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

ծեր (cer)

  1. old man, elder
    ծերք ժողովրդեան, քաղաքինcerkʿ žołovrdean, kʿałakʿinthe senate, seniors, elders; the ancients
    եթէ ծերն էր ուժեղ, կամ մանուկն էր ուշեղetʿē cern ēr užeł, kam manukn ēr ušełif young folks had experience, and old ones strength; if youth knew and old age could

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: ծեր (cer)

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ծեր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ծեր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ծեր”, 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
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 339