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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old Armenian մանր (manr).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

մանր (manr) (superlative ամենամանր)

  1. small, little, petty, minute; fine
    մանր դրամmanr dramsmall money, change
    մանր ավազmanr avazfine sand
  2. (figuratively) petty, unimportant; small-minded, pettifogging

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Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

The stem is մանու- (manu-), inherited from Proto-Indo-European *mn̥(H)u-, from *men- (small), whence also մանուկ (manuk). Cognate with Ancient Greek (Hesychius) μάνυ (mánu, small), Old Irish menb (small, tiny) and Sanskrit मनाक् (manāk, a little).

AdjectiveEdit

մանր (manr)

  1. small, minute, little, fine, subtile; slender, thin, slight
    մանունսmanunsscantily, in small portions, minutely; in detail

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AdverbEdit

մանր (manr)

  1. scantily, in small portions, minutely; in detail
    մանր/մանր մանր հատանել, կոտորելmanr/manr manr hatanel, kotorelto cut into small bits or pieces, to mince, to hash, to divide into morsels; to cut thin
    մանր փշրելmanr pʿšrelto pound, to beat small, to triturate, to grind, to crush
    մանր պատմել, ասելmanr patmel, aselto relate or narrate minutely, circumstantially
    մանր ժպտելmanr žptelto smile
    մանր մանր ծամելmanr manr camelto chew or masticate well, to chew the cud, to ruminate; (figuratively) to examine, to study, to ruminate on
    մանունս դրոշմելmanuns drošmelto write or note down in detail
    մանր միտ դնել, ի քնին արկանելmanr mit dnel, i kʿnin arkanelto ponder on, to consider or examine minutely, thoroughly

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ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մանր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մանր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մանր”, 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
  • Godel, Robert (1975) An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 33
  • 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 165
  • Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume II, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 728
  • Mallory, J. P.; Adams, D. Q., editors (1997) Encyclopedia of Indo-European culture, London, Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, page 528
  • Solta, G. R. (1960) Die Stellung des Armenischen im Kreise der indogermanischen Sprachen (Studien zur armenischen Geschichte; 9) (in German), Vienna: Mechitharisten, pages 353–354