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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian տառ (taṙ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

տառ (taṙ)

  1. letter (symbol in an alphabet)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From տարր (tarr), by merging two r-s together.

NounEdit

տառ (taṙ)

  1. element
  2. letter, character
  3. letter, epistle
  4. book
    աստուածեղէն տառքastuacełēn taṙkʿthe Holy Scriptures
    մարգարէական տառքmargarēakan taṙkʿthe prophecies
    տառք կանոնականքtaṙkʿ kanonakankʿcanons, constitutions, statutes, written laws

Usage notesEdit

In Old Armenian both տարր (tarr) and տառ (taṙ) had the meaning of (1) element and (2) letter. In modern literary Armenian the former is used only for element, the latter only for letter.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “տառ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “տառ”, 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