ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian կիթառ (kitʿaṙ, cithara, lyre). The extension of the meaning to “guitar” is a semantic loan from European languages, e.g. Russian гита́ра (gitára), Italian chitarra, etc.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

կիթառ (kitʿaṙ)

  1. (historical) cithara, lyre
  2. guitar

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Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek κιθάρα (kithára).

NounEdit

կիթառ (kitʿaṙ)

  1. cithara, lyre
    • Yaysmawurkʿ [Menology] :
      Խաղայր ՚ի մէջ քաղաքին կիթառով, որ է փանդռամբ
      Xałayr ’i mēǰ kʿałakʿin kitʿaṙov, or ē pʿandṙamb

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DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: կիթառ (kitʿaṙ)

ReferencesEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1973), “կիթառ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume II, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, pages 585–586
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836), “կիթառ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), volume I, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 1096b
  • Hübschmann, Heinrich (1897) Armenische Grammatik. 1. Theil: Armenische Etymologie (in German), Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, page 356
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “կիթառ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 345a