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EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian ոչխար (očʿxar).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ոչխար (očʿxar)

  1. sheep
  2. (figuratively) a timid, shy person who is easily led by others
  3. (offensive) a generic insult

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

A Zan borrowing; compare Laz ჩხური (čxuri, sheep), Mingrelian შხური (šxuri, sheep), Georgian ცხვარი (cxvari, sheep).

NounEdit

ոչխար (očʿxar)

  1. sheep
    միս ոչխարիmis očʿxarimutton
    ոտն ոչխարիotn očʿxarisheep's trotters
    ոչխար մոլորեալočʿxar molorealwandering, lost sheep
    վաճառանոց ոչխարիvačaṙanocʿ očʿxarisheep-market
    փարախ, գաւիթ ոչխարացpʿarax, gawitʿ očʿxaracʿsheep-cot, sheep-fold, sheep-pen
    մայեն, բառաչեն ոչխարքmayen, baṙačʿen očʿxarkʿsheep bleat

DeclensionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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