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Old ArmenianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *-(e)ro-. Compare երկ-ար (erk-ar) from Proto-Indo-European *dweh₂-ro- (long). See also -իր (-ir), -որ (-or), -ուր (-ur).

SuffixEdit

-ար (-ar)

  1. Found in several words. The function is not very clear.
    զարդzardornament, embellishment
    զարդարեմzardaremto adorn
    մեծmecgreat
    մեծարեմmecaremto honor, to venerate
    արդardshape
    արդարardarjust
    մութmutʿdark
    մթարmtʿarblack, smutty
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Etymology 2Edit

From the root of հարկանեմ (harkanem), with the loss of հ- (h-). Compare the pair փողահար (pʿołahar) - փողար (pʿołar).

SuffixEdit

-ար (-ar)

  1. Forming words related to the notion of beating, striking.
    կտցարktcʿarwoodcock
    փողարpʿołartrumpeter
Derived termsEdit


ReferencesEdit

  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998), “-ար”, in Hin hayereni verǰacancʿneri cagumə [The Origin of Old Armenian Suffixes] (Hayocʿ lezvi hamematakan kʿerakanutʿyan harcʿer; 2) (in Armenian), Yerevan: Anania Širakacʿi, pages 5–48