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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian քաղցր (kʿałcʿr); see it for more.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

քաղցր (kʿałcʿr) (superlative ամենաքաղցր)

  1. sweet (also figuratively)
  2. (as a substantive) sweet course, dessert

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

քաղցր (kʿałcʿr)

  1. sweetly

Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *dl̥k-s-ḱu-. Cognate with Ancient Greek γλυκύς (glukús), Latin dulcis and Old English swēte (English sweet).

AdjectiveEdit

քաղցր (kʿałcʿr)

  1. sweet, delicious
  2. (figuratively) mild, pleasant, agreeable, charming, amiable, affable, dear, beloved
    քաղցր հայեցուածք‎ ― kʿałcʿr hayecʿuackʿmild looking
    քաղցր բնաւորութիւն‎ ― kʿałcʿr bnaworutʿiwngood-temperedness
    քաղցր բարք‎ ― kʿałcʿr barkʿgentle manners
    քաղցր յիշատակ‎ ― kʿałcʿr yišatakpleasing remembrance
    քաղցր է տեսանել‎ ― kʿałcʿr ē tesanelit is pleasant to see
    քաղցր է ինձ‎ ― kʿałcʿr ē injI should like
    քաղցր էր մեզ տեսանել‎ ― kʿałcʿr ēr mez tesanelwe saw with pleasure
    քաղցունս‎ ― kʿałcʿunssweetly, softy, gently, pleasantly, nicely
  3. (as a substantive) sweetness, honey

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

քաղցր (kʿałcʿr)

  1. sweetly, softly, gently, pleasantly, nicely

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “քաղցր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “քաղցր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “քաղցր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “քաղցր”, in Sargsyan, Vahan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5
  • Godel, Robert (1975) An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 33