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EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian հանճար (hančar).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

հանճար (hančar)

  1. genius (extraordinary mental capacity)
  2. genius (person)

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a Middle Iranian word of the form *hančār. Compare Persian هنجار(hanjār, straight road; way, rule, law; custom), Sanskrit संचार (saṃ-cāra, walking about, wandering; way, path), composed of the prefix सम् (sam, together, with) and चरति (carati, to move). For the relation of the senses “road” and “intelligence” compare Persian راه(rāh, road; intellect).

NounEdit

հանճար (hančar)

  1. intelligence, intellect, understanding, wit, sense; wisdom, prudence; reason, sense, judiciousness
    ճանաչել զիմաստութիւն եւ զխրատ, իմանալ զբանս հանճարոյčanačʿel zimastutʿiwn ew zxrat, imanal zbans hančaroyto know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding.
  2. genius, talent
    հանճար բազմայեղանակhančar bazmayełanaka rare talent
    իմաստաճեմ հանճարimastačem hančarelevated genius
  3. (rhetoric) enthymeme

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: հանճար (hančar)

ReferencesEdit

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