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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian կերպ (kerp).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

կերպ (kerp)

  1. method, way, mode, manner
    այս կերպ ոչինչ չի ստացվիays kerp očʿinčʿ čʿi stacʿviwe can do nothing this way
  2. shape, form; appearance
  3. (grammar) aspect of the verb

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle Iranian; compare Middle Persian klp (kirb, body, form). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *krep-. Doublet of որովայն (orovayn).

NounEdit

կերպ (kerp)

  1. form, figure, shape, cut, fashion, make
    կերպս ի կերպսkerps i kerpsin many shapes or forms; in many ways, diverse
    կերպս ի կերպս լինելkerps i kerps linelto assume a borrowed shape or appearance, to be disguised, dissembled or concealed
    ի կերպս կերպս առնելi kerps kerps aṙnelto transform into various shapes
    ի կերպս ահագինսi kerps ahaginsin the most hideous shapes
  2. face, person; aspect, look, appearance, air, deportment
  3. kind, sort, species

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: կերպ (kerp)
  • Georgian: კერპი (ḳerṗi)

ReferencesEdit

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