ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian կարմիր (karmir).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

կարմիր (karmir) (superlative ամենակարմիր)

  1. red

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

կարմիր (karmir)

  1. red

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

An Iranian borrowing. Compare Middle Persian [Book Pahlavi needed] (klmyr /karmīr/, red, crimson), Sogdian [script needed] (krmʾyr /karmīr, kərmīr/, red), Sanskrit किर्मीर (kirmīra, a variegated color) and Hebrew כרמיל(karmīl, crimson, carmine), an Iranian borrowing. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-Iranian *kŕ̥miš (worm). Compare որդան կարմիր (ordan karmir).

AdjectiveEdit

կարմիր (karmir)

  1. red

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

կարմիր (karmir)

  1. red
  2. red-coloured object
  3. carmine
  4. gold coin

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: կարմիր (karmir)

ReferencesEdit

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