ArmenianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian կոր (kor).

AdjectiveEdit

կոր (kor) (superlative ամենակոր)

  1. curved, crooked
DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

կոր (kor)

  1. (geometry) curve
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Armenian կոր (kor).

NounEdit

կոր (kor)

  1. scorpion
DeclensionEdit
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Turkish -yor (present continuous tense suffix). Alternatively, from կը () +‎ որ (or).

ParticleEdit

կոր (kor) (Western Armenian, colloquial)

  1. Used in present and past continuous indicative constructions in order to differentiate from the simple present and past, respectively.
    կ՚երթամ կոր, գործ ունիմk’ertʿam kor, gorc unimI am going, I have work [to do]

ReferencesEdit

  • Malxaseancʿ, Stepʿan (1944–1945), “կոր 3”, in Hayerēn bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Armenian Explanatory Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: State Publishing House

Old ArmenianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

The origin is uncertain.[1][2] Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *gowh₁-ro- or *gow-e/oro- from *gew- (to bend), and cognate with Ancient Greek γῦρος (gûros, ring, circle), γυρός (gurós, round).[3][4] J̌ahukyan prefers derivation from Proto-Indo-European *gor-, from *ger- (to turn, wind).[5]

Possibly related to կեռ (keṙ), կորճ (korč), կուր (kur) and dialectal կոռ (koṙ). Compare also Central Kurdish کووڕ(kûrr, bent over, hunched), Khotanese [script needed] (kūra-, crooked).

AdjectiveEdit

կոր (kor)

  1. curved, crooked
    ի կորi korbowed, inclined; down, below, downwards
    ի կոր կորացեալi kor koracʿealdepressed, cast down
    ի կոր կործանելi kor korcanelto cut down, to overturn, to throw to the ground, to overthrow, to upset; (figuratively) to dishearten thoroughly, to strike with dismay, to confound, to abash
    ի կոր կործանիլi kor korcanilto fall, to break down, to sink, to be overthrown;fig.to droop, to be disheartened, to give way, to lose heart, to be ashamed, abashed
    կոր գիծkor giccurve
    կոր ի գլուխ, կոր ի կորkor i glux, kor i korashamed, confused, depressed, humbled, debased, humiliated with hanging head, humbly, full of shame, quite confused, abashed, ignominiously
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Armenian: կոր (kor)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “կոր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, a reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  2. ^ Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “kor”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 373–374
  3. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume 2, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 397
  4. ^ Olsen, Birgit Anette (1999) The noun in Biblical Armenian: origin and word-formation: with special emphasis on the Indo-European heritage (Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs; 119), Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, page 199
  5. ^ J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “կոր”, in Vahan Sargsyan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 422b

Further readingEdit

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

Etymology 2Edit

Probably a tabu-substitution of the word for ‘scorpion’, from կոր (kor, curved, crooked), referring to scorpion's tail. For the semantics compare Persian کژدم(každom). A relation with կարիճ (karič) is also possible.

NounEdit

կոր (kor)

  1. scorpion
  2. (astronomy) Scorpius
DeclensionEdit
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “կոր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “կոր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “կոր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, a reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “kor”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 374–375