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Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

The original spelling is հաւրան (hawran), from *հաւր- (*hawr-, shepherd), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂-tro- (guarder, protecter, keeper), from *peh₂- (to protect), +‎ -ան (-an, collective suffix). Compare also Middle Armenian պահրան (pahran).

NounEdit

հօրան (hōran)

  1. flock of sheep or goats
    հօրան լինելhōran linelto jump, skip or leap for joy, to bound with joy (like a goat)
  2. sheepfold

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “հօրան”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “հօրան”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “հօրան”, 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
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 401