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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian նախահայր (naxahayr); see below.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [nɑχɑˈhɑɪ̯ɾ]
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NounEdit

նախահայր (naxahayr)

  1. patriarch, ancestor, forefather

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

նախ (nax) +‎ -ա- (-a-) +‎ հայր (hayr)

NounEdit

նախահայր (naxahayr)

  1. the primitive or first father, progenitor of the human race, Adam
  2. patriarch
    նախահարքnaxaharkʿthe ancients; the Holy Fathers
  3. (figuratively) author, inventor
DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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