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EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian կարճ (karč).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

կարճ (karč) (superlative ամենակարճ)

  1. short
  2. low
  3. brief, succinct

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Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

J̌ahukyan following Bailey derives from Iranian, together with կիրճ (kirč). Compare Khotanese [script needed] (ke̮ca, cleft, ravine), for which Bailey reconstructs *kart-čā- or *kirsta-, from the base *kart- (to cut).

AdjectiveEdit

կարճ (karč)

  1. short; little; short, brief, curt, concise, succinct, laconic
    կարճ հասակաւkarč hasakawshort in stature
    կարճոյ ճանապարհkarčoy čanaparhthe shortest way
    ընդ կարճոյ գնալənd karčoy gnalto take the shortest or nearest way, to take a shortcut
    ի կարճոյ, կարճ ի կարճոյi karčoy, karč i karčoyshort, brief, abridged, summary; in short, briefly, in a few words, laconically, succinctly, summarily
    ի կարճոյi karčoyin a short time, quickly
    ի կարճոյ հատանելi karčoy hatanelto cut short, to state in few words

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ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “կարճ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “կարճ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “կարճ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Bailey, H. W. (1979), “ke̮ca”, in Dictionary of Khotan Saka, Cambridge, London, New York, Melbourne: Cambridge University press, page 65a
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “կարճ”, in Sargsyan, Vahan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 394a