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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 hayecʿuackʿ ― mild looking
    քաղցր բնաւորութիւն‎ ― kʿałcʿr bnaworutʿiwn ― good-temperedness
    քաղցր բարք‎ ― kʿałcʿr barkʿ ― gentle manners
    քաղցր յիշատակ‎ ― kʿałcʿr yišatak ― pleasing remembrance
    քաղցր է տեսանել‎ ― kʿałcʿr ē tesanel ― it is pleasant to see
    քաղցր է ինձ‎ ― kʿałcʿr ē inj ― I should like
    քաղցր էր մեզ տեսանել‎ ― kʿałcʿr ēr mez tesanel ― we saw with pleasure
    քաղցունս‎ ― kʿałcʿuns ― sweetly, 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