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ա 〈a〉 pronunciation
  • [ɑ]
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etymology 1
letter: {{hy-letter}}
  1. The first letter of the , called այբ 〈ayb〉. Represents : [ɑ]. Transliterated as a. exampleԱ-ն Բ-ից ջոկել to know one's ABCs; to be literate exampleԱ և Ք from A to Z; the beginning and the end; completely, fully exampleԱ-ից Ք from A to Z; from beginning to end
  2. The numeral 1 in Armenian numbering.
etymology 2
verb: {{hy-verb-form}}
  1. (dialectal, colloquial) alternative form of է Գլուխս ցավում ա։ 〈Gluxs cʻavum a։〉 Gluxs c’avum a. My head hurts.
etymology 3
interjection: {{head}}
  1. ah, oh used to express emotions such as surprise, delight, pain or disdain exampleԱ՜, բարև, բարև... Ah, hello, hello...
աբալովկա 〈abalovka〉 etymology Vernacular distortion of Russian опалубка 〈opalubka〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑbɑlofˈkɑ]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, non-literary) formwork temporary or permanent molds into which concrete or similar materials are poured
Աբարան 〈Abaran〉 pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
proper noun: {{hy-proper noun}}
  1. (colloquial) alternative form of Ապարան
աբարանցի 〈abarancʻi〉 etymology hy + Աբարան 〈Abaran〉 + -ցի 〈-cʻi〉 pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) alternative form of ապարանցի
աբեղացու 〈abeġacʻu〉 etymology hy + աբեղա 〈abeġa〉 + -ացու 〈-acʻu〉 pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (ecclesiastical) abegha candidate (one preparing to become an abegha)
  2. (derogatory) coward, craven, wimp
ագահ 〈agah〉 etymology From xcl ագահ 〈agah〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑˈɡɑh]
adjective: {{hy-adj}}
  1. avaricious, covetous, greedy
  2. gluttonous, insatiable
  3. miserly, parsimonious, stingy
  4. (colloquial) craving, hankering, yearning
ագռավ 〈agṙav〉 etymology From xcl ագռաւ 〈agṙaw〉. For the sense “spade” compare Georgian ყვავი 〈qʼvavi〉. pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. raven, crow
  2. (cards) spade exampleագռավի աղջիկը queen of spades
Synonyms: (spade) (informal) ղառ 〈ġaṙ〉
ազգուտակ 〈azgutak〉 etymology From ազգ + ու + տակ, literally “tribe and bottom”. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑzɡuˈtɑk]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (informal) the entire family, tribe
ալարել 〈alarel〉 Alternative forms: ալրգել 〈alrgel〉 etymology The origin is unknown. Ačaṙyan notes that this cannot be related to xcl ալարել 〈alarel〉 due to the difference in meaning. J̌ahukyan initially considered the relation possible, but later changed his mind. pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
verb: {{hy-verb}}
  1. (Yerevan, Tbilisi, Karin, Van, colloquial, intransitive) to be lazy exampleալարում եմ վեր կենալ I am too lazy to get up
ալբոմ 〈albom〉 etymology From Russian альбо́м 〈alʹbóm〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑlˈbom], (colloquial, Russified) [ɑlʲˈbom]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. album
ալիք 〈alikʻ〉 etymology From xcl ալիք 〈alikʻ〉. pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. wave exampleբարձր ալիք high wave
  2. (physics) wave exampleալիքի երկարություն wavelength exampleէլեկտրամագնիսական ալիքներ electromagnetic waves
  3. (informal) TV channel
  4. (dated) grey hair
ալկաշ 〈alkaš〉 etymology From Russian алкаш 〈alkaš〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑlˈkɑʃ]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, pejorative) alkie, alcoholic
Synonyms: ալկոհոլիկ 〈alkoholik〉 (alkoholik)
ալկոհոլիկ 〈alkoholik〉 pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑlkoˈholik], [ɑlkohoˈlik]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. an alcoholic, person who is addicted or abuses alcohol
Synonyms: (colloquial) ալկաշ 〈alkaš〉 (alkaš)
related terms:
  • ալկոհոլիզմ 〈alkoholizm〉 (alkoholizm)
Ախալքալաք 〈Axalkʻalakʻ〉 {{wikipedia}} Alternative forms: Ախալքալաքի 〈Axalkʻalakʻi〉 (proscribed), Ախլքալաք 〈Axlkʻalakʻ〉, Ախլքալակ 〈Axlkʻalak〉 (colloquial) etymology Adaptation of Georgian ახალქალაქი 〈akhalkalaki〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑχɑlkʰɑˈlɑkʰ]
proper noun: {{hy-proper noun}}
  1. Akhalkalaki
ախպար 〈axpar〉 etymology The pejorative sense “Western Armenian” arose among Eastern Armenians in the Republic of Armenia from the Western Armenian dialectal pronunciation of եղբայր 〈eġbayr〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑχˈpɑɾ]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (dialectal, Western Armenian) alternative form of եղբայր
  2. (pejorative) a Western Armenian
ակումբ 〈akumb〉 etymology Borrowing from xcl ակումբ pronunciation
  • {{hy-pron}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. club; clubhouse exampleգիշերային ակումբ nightclub exampleֆուտբոլային ակումբ football club
Synonyms: (colloquial) կլուբ 〈klub〉
աղա 〈aġa〉 etymology From Ottoman Turkish آغا 〈ậgẖạ〉. Modern Turkish spelling is ağa. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑˈʁɑ]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (historical) landowner
  2. person belonging to a family of noblemen
  3. person keeping hired worker; rich man
  4. (archaic) an honorific title of address, agha
  5. (archaic, figuratively) a well-to-do person
  6. (archaic, figuratively) a magnanimous person
  7. (pejorative) exploiter, oppressor
  8. (pejorative) someone avoiding work
աղանդ 〈aġand〉 etymology From xcl աղանդ 〈aġand〉. pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. sect a religious group sharing unorthodox religious beliefs
  2. (derogatory) cult
  3. group of sect or cult members
related terms:
  • աղանդավոր 〈aġandavor〉, աղանդավորություն 〈aġandavorutʻyun〉
աղբաման 〈aġbaman〉 etymology From աղբ 〈aġb〉 + աման 〈aman〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑχpɑˈmɑn]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. small garbage can, trash can, dustbin
Synonyms: (colloquial) զիբիլի վեդրո 〈zibili vedro〉 (zibili vedro), զիբիլի յաշիկ 〈zibili yašik〉 (zibili yašik), զիբիլի աման 〈zibili aman〉 (zibili aman), (formal) աղբարկղ 〈aġbarkġ〉 (aġbarkġ)
աղբարկղ 〈aġbarkġ〉 etymology From աղբ 〈aġb〉 + արկղ 〈arkġ〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑχpˈɑɾkəʁ]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. garbage can, trash can, dustbin
Synonyms: (colloquial) զիբիլի վեդրո 〈zibili vedro〉 (zibili vedro), զիբիլի յաշիկ 〈zibili yašik〉 (zibili yašik), զիբիլի աման 〈zibili aman〉 (zibili aman), (formal) աղբաման 〈aġbaman〉 (aġbaman)
աղյուս 〈aġyus〉 etymology From xcl աղիւս 〈aġiws〉, perhaps borrowed from one of the languages of Asia Minor. Compare ἄλιψ 〈álips〉 attested by . pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑˈʁɪus]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. brick
Synonyms: ագուռ 〈aguṙ〉, (colloquial) քյարփինջ 〈kʻyarpʻinǰ〉
աղունիկ 〈aġunik〉 etymology From the source of Old Armenian աղաւնի 〈aġawni〉 + իկ 〈ik〉. pronunciation
  • [ɑʁuˈnik]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (dialectal, colloquial) dove, pigeon
աղջիկ 〈aġǰik〉 etymology From xcl աղջիկ 〈aġǰik〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑχˈt͡ʃʰik]
  • (hy-W) [ɑχˈt͡ʃʰiɡ]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. girl, young woman
  2. little girl; girlie
  3. (colloquial) daughter
  4. maidservant, housemaid
  5. (cards) queen
Synonyms: (daughter) դուստր 〈dustr〉, (maidservant) նաժիշտ 〈nažišt〉
Ամերիկա 〈Amerika〉 pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
proper noun: {{hy-proper noun}}
  1. America continents of North and South America
  2. (informal) United States of America
Synonyms: (United States of America) Ամերիկայի Միացյալ Նահանգներ 〈Amerikayi Miacʻyal Nahangner〉
ամորձապարկ 〈amorjapark〉 etymology From ամորձի 〈amorji〉 + պարկ 〈park〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑmoɾdzɑˈpɑɾk]
  • (hy-E) [ɑmoɾtsʰɑˈbɑɾɡ]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (anatomy) scrotum
Synonyms: փոշտ 〈pʻošt〉 (p’ošt), (slang, vulgar) պլոր 〈plor〉 (plor)
այո 〈ayo〉 etymology From xcl այո 〈ayo〉; see it for more. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑˈjo]
  • {{hyphenation}}
particle: {{hy-particle}}
  1. (formal) yes
Synonyms: (informal) հա 〈ha〉
antonyms:
  • ոչ 〈očʻ〉
այրուկ 〈ayruk〉 etymology From xcl այրուկ 〈ayruk〉; see it for more. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑjˈɾuk]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) small man, puny man
անասուն 〈anasun〉 etymology From xcl անասուն 〈anasun〉. pronunciation
  • [ɑnɑˈsun]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. animal, beast (usually of farm animals)
  2. (pejorative) brute, beast (used as generic insult) արա, այ անասու՛ն 〈ara, ay anasu՛n〉
  3. (dialectal) child not yet capable of speech
related terms: {{top4}}
  • ասուն 〈asun〉
{{mid4}} {{mid4}} {{mid4}} {{bottom}}
անգիր 〈angir〉 etymology From xcl անգիր 〈angir〉; see below. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑŋˈɡiɾ]
adjective: {{hy-adj}}
  1. having no written language exampleանգիր ժողովուրդ a nation having no written language
  2. (of language) unwritten, oral, having no literary tradition exampleԱֆրիկայի անգիր լեզուները unwritten languages of Africa
  3. unwritten exampleանգիր օրենք unwritten law
  4. oral, unwritten exampleանգիր բանահյուսություն folklore exampleանգիր ացանդություն oral tradition
adverb: {{hy-adv}}
  1. by heart, by rote exampleանգիր իմանալ to know by heart, to know from memory exampleանգիր անել to learn by heart exampleանգիր ասել to recite
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) something learned by heart (usually a poem at school) exampleանգիրդ հիշո՞ւմ ես do you remember what you learned by heart
Անգլիա 〈Anglia〉 pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
proper noun: {{hy-proper noun}}
  1. England
  2. (colloquial) Great Britain
անգլիական 〈angliakan〉 etymology hy + Անգլիա 〈Anglia〉 + -ական 〈-akan〉 pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
adjective: {{hy-adj}}
  1. English exampleանգլիական հումոր English humour
  2. (colloquial) British
անգյալ 〈angyal〉 Alternative forms: անգեալ 〈angeal〉 {{hy-TAO}} etymology From xcl անգեալ 〈angeal〉; see it for more. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑŋˈɡjɑl]
  • {{hyphenation}}
adjective: {{hy-adj}}
  1. (colloquial) alternative form of անկյալ
անկախություն 〈ankaxutʻyun〉 Alternative forms: անկախութիւն 〈ankaxutʻiwn〉 {{hy-TAO}} etymology From modern xcl անկախութիւն 〈ankaxutʻiwn〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑŋkɑχutʰˈjun], (colloquial) [ɑŋkɑχut͡sʰˈjun]
  • {{hyphenation}}, {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. independence
անկյալ 〈ankyal〉 Alternative forms: անգյալ 〈angyal〉 (colloquial, only in the sense “lazy”), անկեալ 〈ankeal〉 {{hy-TAO}} etymology From xcl անկեալ 〈ankeal〉; see it for more. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑŋˈkjɑl]
  • {{hyphenation}}
adjective: {{hy-adj}}
  1. (dated) fallen
  2. homeless, deprived of shelter
  3. powerless, weak, feeble
  4. sick; invalid, disabled
  5. (colloquial) lazy behaving like a sick person
անհրաժեշտ 〈anhražešt〉 etymology Borrowing from xcl անհրաժեշտ pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑnhəɾɑˈʒɛʃt], (colloquial) [ɑnɾɑˈʒɛʃt]
  • {{hyphenation}}
adjective: {{hy-adj}}
  1. necessary, required
անձ 〈anj〉 etymology From xcl անձն 〈anjn〉; see it for more. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑndz]
  • (hy-W) [ɑntsʰ]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. person exampleգործող անձ character, personage exampleպաշտոնական անձ an official exampleմասնավոր անձ private person
  2. (legal) entity exampleիրավաբանական անձ legal entity exampleֆիզիկական անձ natural person, individual
  3. personality
  4. (colloquial) fellow exampleՆրա ամուսինը մի շատ բարեկամական անձ է։ Her husband is a very friendly fellow.
  5. (ironic) bigwig
The word has two correct plural forms: անձինք 〈anjinkʻ〉 and less common անձեր 〈anjer〉. The first irregular one is a remnant of Old Armenian n-type declension: see it in անձն 〈anjn〉.
անտեղյակ 〈anteġyak〉 pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑntɛʁˈjɑk]
adjective: {{hy-adj}}
  1. uninformed, unaware (of), ignorant
Synonyms: (colloquial) բեխաբար 〈bexabar〉 (bexabar)
անտեր 〈anter〉 Alternative forms: անտէր 〈antēr〉 {{hy-TAO}} etymology From xcl անտէր 〈antēr〉; see it for more. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑnˈtɛɾ]
  • (hy-W) [ɑnˈdɛɾ]
adjective: {{hy-adj}}
  1. ownerless, no man's; unattended; abandoned exampleանտեր շուն a homeless dog
  2. (colloquial) damned, darned exampleքանի՞ անգամ ասեմ էդ անտեր բառը i'm tired of repeting that damn word!
descendants:
  • Laz: ანდერი 〈anderi〉
  • Turkish: ander
ապարանցի 〈aparancʻi〉 Alternative forms: աբարանցի 〈abarancʻi〉 {{qual}} etymology hy + Ապարան 〈Aparan〉 + -ցի 〈-cʻi〉 pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. someone from Aparan in Armenia
According to an Armenian stereotype, people from Aparan are notorious for their stupidity. A joke cycle about them is popular.
ապե 〈ape〉 etymology Shortening of ապեր 〈aper〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑˈpɛ]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) very informal form of address to a male of equal age, like holmes, dude, man exampleԱպե՛, կարող ա մոտդ ժաժիգալկա ըլնի՞: Sir, do you happen to have a cigarette lighter with you?
Synonyms: ապեր 〈aper〉, ախպեր 〈axper〉
ապեր 〈aper〉 etymology Diminutive of ախպեր 〈axper〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑˈpɛɾ]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (dialectal) brother
  2. (colloquial, informal form of address to a male of equal age) buddy, pal
Synonyms: եղբայր 〈eġbayr〉 (eġbayr), ախպեր 〈axper〉 (axper)
առնանդամ 〈aṙnandam〉 etymology From այր ‘man’ + անդամ ‘limb, member’. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑrnɑnˈtʰɑm]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (anatomy, formal, euphemistic) penis Գիտեի՞ր որ ունեմ ահագին առնանդամ: 〈Gitei՞r or unem ahagin aṙnandam:〉 Giteir vor unem ahagin aṙnandam? Did you know that I have a gigantic penis? Ես ունեմ շատ մեծ առնանդամ: 〈Es unem šat mec aṙnandam:〉 Es unem šat mec aṙnandam. I have a very big penis.
Synonyms: կլիր 〈klir〉 (vulgar)
աստիճան 〈astičan〉 pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. degree
  2. extent
  3. stair
  4. (in the plural) stairs
  5. (colloquial) ladder
  6. class, rank
Synonyms: (ladder, stairs) փիլաքյան 〈pʻilakʻyan〉, սանդուղք 〈sanduġkʻ〉
ավարտուն 〈avartun〉 Alternative forms: աւարտուն 〈awartun〉 {{hy-TAO}} etymology From xcl աւարտուն 〈awartun〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑvɑɾˈtun]
  • (hy-E) [ɑvɑrˈtun]
  • {{hyphenation}}
adjective: {{hy-adj}}
  1. completed, finished
  2. perfect
ավտո 〈avto〉 pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑfˈto]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) car, automobile
Synonyms: մեքենա 〈mekʻena〉 (mek’ena), ավտոմեքենա 〈avtomekʻena〉 (avtomek’ena)
ատկատ 〈atkat〉 etymology From Russian откат 〈otkat〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑtˈkɑt]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (informal) kickback clandestine payment in return for a favor
Armenian has no formal, literary word for “kickback”, so is usually written inside quotation marks.
արաղ 〈araġ〉 etymology From Arabic عَرَق 〈ʿaraq〉. pronunciation
  • [ɑˈɾɑʁ]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) vodka
Synonyms: օղի 〈ōġi〉
արգոն 〈argon〉 Alternative forms: արկոն 〈arkon〉 (Western Armenian) etymology From Ancient Greek ἀργόν 〈argón〉, neuter of ἀργός 〈argós〉, because of its inertness. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑɾˈɡon], (colloquially) [ɑrˈɡon]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. argon
արդեն 〈arden〉 Alternative forms: արդէն 〈ardēn〉 {{hy-TAO}} etymology From xcl արդէն 〈ardēn〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑɾˈtʰɛn]
  • (hy-E) [ɑrˈtʰɛn]
adverb: {{hy-adv}}
  1. already exampleխաղն արդեն ավարտվել էր the game was already over
արդյունաբերություն 〈ardyunaberutʻyun〉 Alternative forms: արդիւնաբերութիւն 〈ardiwnaberutʻiwn〉 {{hy-TAO}} etymology From արդյունաբեր 〈ardyunaber〉 + ություն 〈utʻyun〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑɾtʰjunɑbɛɾuˈt͡sʰjun], (colloquial) [ɑrt͡sʰjunɑbɛɾuˈt͡sʰjun]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. industry exampleթեթև արդյունաբերություն light industry exampleծանր արդյունաբերություն heavy industry exampleռազմական արդյունաբերություն war industry
արծաթ 〈arcatʻ〉 etymology From xcl արծաթ 〈arcatʻ〉; see it for more. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑɾˈtsɑtʰ], (colloquially) [ɑrˈtsɑtʰ]
  • (hy-W) [ɑɾˈdzɑtʰ]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. silver
  2. silver coin
  3. silver object
adjective: {{hy-adj}}
  1. silver, made of silver exampleարծաթ լարեր silver strings
  2. silvery, of silver color
  3. silvery of voice exampleարծաթ ծիծաղ silvery laughter
արծվաբույն 〈arcvabuyn〉 Alternative forms: արծվաբուն 〈arcvabun〉, արծուաբոյն 〈arcuaboyn〉 {{hy-TAO}} etymology From արծիվ + -ա- + բույն. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑɾt͡svɑˈbujn]
  • (hy-E) [ɑrt͡svɑˈbujn]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. eagle's nest
  2. (figuratively) eyrie any high and remote but commanding place
adjective: {{hy-adj}}
  1. (figuratively) located on a high and remote but commanding place
արծվաբուն 〈arcvabun〉 Alternative forms: արծուաբուն 〈arcuabun〉 {{hy-TAO}} etymology From արծիվ + -ա- + բուն. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑɾt͡svɑˈbun]
  • (hy-E) [ɑrt͡svɑˈbun]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. alternative form of արծվաբույն
adjective: {{hy-adj}}
  1. alternative form of արծվաբույն
արկղ 〈arkġ〉 etymology From xcl արկղ 〈arkġ〉. pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. box, case, coffer
Synonyms: տուփ 〈tupʻ〉, (colloquial) յաշիկ 〈yašik〉
արհամարհել 〈arhamarhel〉 etymology From xcl . pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑɾhɑmɑˈɾɛl], (colloquial) [ɑrhɑmɑˈɾɛl]
verb: {{hy-verb}}
  1. to despise, to hold in contempt
  2. to disdain
The second հ 〈h〉 is not pronounced.
արձան 〈arjan〉 etymology From xcl արձան 〈arjan〉; see it for more. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑɾˈd͡zɑn], (colloquial) [ɑrˈd͡zɑn]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. sculpture work of art created by sculpting
  2. statue
արսեն 〈arsen〉 etymology From Dutch arsenium. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑɾˈsɛn], (colloquial) [ɑrˈsɛn]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. arsenic
Synonyms: մկնդեղ 〈mkndeġ〉, զառիկ 〈zaṙik〉
արտասանություն 〈artasanutʻyun〉 Alternative forms: արտասանութիւն 〈artasanutʻiwn〉 {{hy-TAO}} etymology From xcl արտասանութիւն 〈artasanutʻiwn〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɑɾtɑsɑnuˈt͡sʰjun], (colloquial) [ɑrtɑsɑnuˈt͡sʰjun]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. pronunciation exampleսովորել բառի արտասանությունը to learn the pronunciation of the word
  2. recitation; declamation
բակ 〈bak〉 etymology From xcl բակ 〈bak〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [bɑk]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (somewhat, formal) court; yard, courtyard
Synonyms: (informal) հայաթ 〈hayatʻ〉
բաղաձայն 〈baġajayn〉 etymology From xcl բաղաձայն 〈baġajayn〉. pronunciation {hy-pron}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (linguistics) consonant
  2. (colloquial, humorous) person with no ear for music
antonyms:
  • (consonant) ձայնավոր 〈jaynavor〉
բամբաս 〈bambas〉 etymology From xcl բամբաս 〈bambas〉; see it for more. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [bɑmˈbɑs]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) gossip
Synonyms: բամբասանք 〈bambasankʻ〉
բան 〈ban〉 etymology From xcl բան 〈ban〉; see it for more. The main meaning of բան 〈ban〉 in Old Armenian was "word, speech, saying". The sense "thing", which is the only one surviving in modern Armenian, developed from the notion of speech -> the subject of speech -> the subject itself. Compare Hebrew דבר 〈dbr〉 meaning both "word, speech" and "thing". pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [bɑn]
  • (hy-W) [pʰɑn]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (obsolete) word, speech
  2. thing մի բան անել 〈mi ban anel〉 (mi ban anel) — to do something մի բան ուտել 〈mi ban utel〉 (mi ban utel) — to eat something մի բան արա՛ 〈mi ban ara՛〉 (mi ban ara!) — do something! ամեն բան 〈amen ban〉 (amen ban) — everything ոչ մի բան 〈očʻ mi ban〉 (oč mi ban) — nothing բա՞ն ասիր 〈ba՞n asir〉 (ban asir?) — did you say something? ինձ էս բանը դուր չի գալիս 〈inj ēs banə dur čʻi galis〉 (inj ēs banə dur čʿi galis) — I don't like this thing.
  3. work, business
  4. (slang) penis
Synonyms: (thing) իր 〈ir〉 (ir), առարկա 〈aṙarka〉 (aṙarka)
Բանգլադեշ 〈Bangladeš〉 pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
proper noun: {{wikipedia}} {{hy-proper noun}}
  1. Bangladesh
  2. (informal) the Malatia-Sebastia District of Yerevan
բառադի 〈baṙadi〉 etymology Perhaps from Russian пара́дный 〈parádnyj〉. pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
adjective: {{hy-adj}}
  1. (colloquial) idle; disorganized
բարդ 〈bard〉 etymology From xcl բարդ 〈bard〉; see it for more. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [bɑɾtʰ], (colloquially) [bɑrtʰ]
adjective: {{hy-adj}}
  1. complicated, complex, difficult
  2. (grammar) compound, composite exampleբարդ բառ compound word
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. heap of corn or grass
բարեւ 〈barew〉 etymology From xcl բարեաւ 〈bareaw〉, the instrumental case of բարի 〈bari〉. pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. greeting, salute; salutation exampleբարև տալ to greet
interjection: {{hy-interj}}
  1. hello!, hi! (addressed to a single familiar person) exampleբարև ձեզ hello! (addressed to several people) exampleբարև Ձեզ hello! (formal: addressed to a single unfamiliar person)
Synonyms: (colloquial) պրիվետ 〈privet〉
descendants:
  • Romani: paraven
բարի երեկո 〈bari ereko〉
interjection: {{hy-interj}}
  1. good evening
Synonyms: բարի իրիկուն 〈bari irikun〉 {{qual}}
բարձրահասակ 〈barjrahasak〉 etymology From xcl բարձրահասակ 〈barjrahasak〉. pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
adjective: {{hy-adj}}
  1. tall (of a person)
Synonyms: (colloquial) բոյով 〈boyov〉
antonyms:
  • կոլոտ 〈kolot〉, կարճահասակ 〈karčahasak〉, ցածրահասակ 〈cʻacrahasak〉
բեգեմոտ 〈begemot〉 Alternative forms: բեգեմոնդ 〈begemond〉 (begemond), բեգեմոնտ 〈begemont〉 (begemont) etymology From Russian бегемот 〈begemot〉 pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [bɛɡɛˈmot]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) hippopotamus
  2. (colloquial, figuratively, pejorative) fat person
Synonyms: (hippopotamus) գետաձի 〈getaji〉 (getaji)
բեխաբար 〈bexabar〉 etymology From Persian بی‌خبر 〈by̰‌kẖbr〉, composed of بی 〈by̰〉 + خبر 〈kẖbr〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [bɛ(j)χɑˈbɑɾ]
adjective: {{hy-adj}}
  1. (colloquial) uninformed, unaware (of), ignorant բանից բեխաբար 〈banicʻ bexabar〉unaware
Synonyms: անտեղյակ 〈anteġyak〉 (anteġyak)
related terms:
  • խաբար 〈xabar〉 (xabar)
բերդ 〈berd〉 etymology From xcl բերդ 〈berd〉; see it for more. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [bɛrtʰ]
  • (hy-W) [pʰɛrtʰ]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. fortress
  2. (dialectal, colloquial) prison
բիրտ 〈birt〉 etymology From xcl բիրտ 〈birt〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [biɾt], (colloquial) [birt]
adjective: {{hy-adj}}
  1. (somewhat, formal) harsh, rude, brute, crude exampleբիրտ ուժ brute force
բլոգեր 〈bloger〉 Alternative forms: բլոգգեր 〈blogger〉 etymology From English blogger. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [bloˈɡɛɾ], (colloquially) [ˈbloɡɛr]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. blogger
բոզ 〈boz〉 etymology From xcl բոզ 〈boz〉. pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) whore, tart, prostitute
  2. (vulgar, offensive) bitch, slut
  3. (vulgar, offensive) motherfucker, dickhead (generic strong insult)
  4. (vulgar, slang) army officer (especially as used by the privates)
  5. (vulgar, slang) policeman, police officer
բոզի տղա 〈bozi tġa〉 pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [boˈzi təˈʁɑ]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang, offensive) son of a whore
բոյ 〈boy〉 etymology From Ottoman Turkish بوی 〈bwy̰〉. Modern Turkish spelling is boy.
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) height, stature of a person մի բոյի 〈mi boyi〉of the same height
Synonyms: հասակ 〈hasak〉 (hasak)
բոյով 〈boyov〉 etymology From բոյ 〈boy〉 + -ով 〈-ov〉.
adjective: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial, of person's stature) tall
Synonyms: բարձրահասակ
antonyms:
  • կոլոտ
  • կարճահասակ
  • ցածրահասակ
բոշա 〈boša〉 {{wikipedia}} pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (sometimes, offensive) a member of the Bosha, an Armenian Gypsy : a member of the
  2. (colloquial, offensive) beggar
  3. (colloquial, offensive) bum, hobo, tramp
  4. (colloquial, offensive) impudent, barefaced person
This term is an exonym and carries negative connotations such as "constantly begging", "impudent" and "shameless";'''2002''', in ''Anthropology & archeology of Eurasia: Volumes 41-42'', page 23: "Although "Bosha" and "Tsygan" [Gypsy] imply diametrically opposite concepts in Gyumri (the former is constantly begging, while the second will never give anything no matter how much you beg), they are found in one and the same semantic space. {{...}} the definition of an Armenian respondent from the village of Dzhraber (Armenia) seems extremely typical: 'a Bosha is an impudent person who has lost all sense of shame — a biznesmen.'" many members of the Lom people find its use offensive.'''2002''', in ''Anthropology & archeology of Eurasia: Volumes 41-42'', page 20: "The word "Gnchu" as an ethnonym to designate all Gypsies came into regular use in the nineteenth century, when the first research about Armenian Gypsies appeared. However, it never entered broad usage in Armenia and is not used as a name for "Armenian Gypsies." This term is no more acceptable to the Armenian Gypsies than the term "Bosha," and its widespread usage would offend then, inasmuch as it would draw a dividing line between them and the Armenians once and for all."
բոշայերեն 〈bošayeren〉 {{wikipedia}} etymology From բոշա 〈boša〉 + երեն 〈eren〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [boʃɑjɛˈɾɛn]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (sometimes, offensive) Lomavren, the language of Bosha (the )
This term derives from the problematic exonym բոշա 〈boša〉 and may be offensive to the Lom.'''2002''', in ''Anthropology & archeology of Eurasia: Volumes 41-42'', pages 20–24 The people's own name for their language is լոմավրեն 〈lomavren〉. See the usage note about "բոշա 〈boša〉". Synonyms: լոմավրեն 〈lomavren〉, գնչուերեն 〈gnčʻueren〉
Բորժոմ 〈Boržom〉 {{wikipedia}} Alternative forms: Բորժոմի 〈Boržomi〉 (proscribed), Բորջոմի 〈Borǰomi〉, Բորջոմ 〈Borǰom〉 (rare) etymology Adaptation of Georgian ბორჯომი 〈borjomi〉, probably mediated by Russian Боржо́ми 〈Boržómi〉. The rare spellings Բորջոմի 〈Borǰomi〉, Բորջոմ 〈Borǰom〉 reflect the Georgian more closely. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [bɔɾˈʒɔm], (colloquial) [bɔrˈʒɔm]
proper noun: {{hy-proper noun}}
  1. Borjomi
Բորժոմի 〈Boržomi〉 etymology Transliteration of Russian Боржо́ми 〈Boržómi〉, from Georgian ბორჯომი 〈borjomi〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [bɔɾˈʒɔmi], (colloquial) [bɔrˈʒɔmi]
proper noun: {{hy-proper noun}}
  1. (proscribed) alternative form of Բորժոմ
բուդ 〈bud〉 pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (somewhat, colloquial) thigh
  2. haunch; hindquarter as a food exampleհավի բուդ chicken thigh with leg exampleխոզի բուդ pork leg exampleտառականի բուդ something petty and worthless
Synonyms: (thigh) ազդր 〈azdr〉, զիստ 〈zist〉
բուրդ 〈burd〉 etymology From xcl բուրդ 〈burd〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [buɾtʰ] (colloquial) [burtʰ]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. wool
  2. (dialectal) chicken feather
Synonyms: ասր 〈asr〉, գեղմ 〈geġm〉
բրդել 〈brdel〉 Alternative forms: փրթել 〈pʻrtʻel〉 (dialectal) etymology From xcl բրդել 〈brdel〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [bəɾˈtʰɛl] (colloquial) [bərˈtʰɛl]
  • {{hyphenation}}
verb: {{hy-verb}}
  1. to crumble bread
  2. to cut into pieces
  3. (figuratively) to boast off, to brag
բրթել 〈brtʻel〉 pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
verb: {{hy-verb}}
  1. (informal) to push exampleմի՛ բրթի ինձ do not push me!
Synonyms: հրել 〈hrel〉
բրոմ 〈brom〉 etymology From Russian бром 〈brom〉 and French brome. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [bɾom], (colloquially) [brom]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. bromine
գազանանոց 〈gazananocʻ〉 etymology գազան 〈gazan〉 + անոց 〈anocʻ〉 pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (informal) zoo
Synonyms: (formal) կենդանաբանական այգի 〈kendanabanakan aygi〉
գազար 〈gazar〉 Alternative forms: dialectal forms recorded in dialectological notation
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, {{alter}}, {{alter}}, {{alter}}, {{alter}}, {{alter}}, dialectal forms recorded in literary-like orthography
  • գյազար 〈gyazar〉
, գյազար 〈gyazar〉
etymology From axm գազար 〈gazar〉. pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. carrot exampleվայրի գազար parsnip
  2. (dialectal, Karabakh, slang) penis
Synonyms: ստեպղին 〈stepġin〉
գազարագույն 〈gazaraguyn〉 etymology From գազար + գույն. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɡɑzɑɾɑˈɡuɪ̯n]
  • (hy-W) [kʰɑzɑɾɑˈkʰuɪ̯n]
adjective: {{hy-adj}}
  1. (colloquial) orange color
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) orange color
Synonyms: նարնջագույն 〈narnǰaguyn〉
գանդոն 〈gandon〉 etymology From Russian гондо́н 〈gondón〉, from English condom.
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (strongly, vulgar, slang) condom, rubber
  2. (strongly, vulgar, offensive) motherfucker, dickhead
Synonyms: (condom) պահպանակ 〈pahpanak〉
Գավառ 〈Gavaṙ〉 Alternative forms: Քյավառ 〈Kʻyavaṙ〉 {{qual}} pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
proper noun: {{wikipedia}} {{hy-proper noun}}
  1. Gavar town
գարաժ 〈garaž〉 Alternative forms: գառաժ 〈gaṙaž〉 (gaṙaž) etymology From Russian гараж 〈garaž〉, from French garage. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɡɑˈɾɑʒ]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) garage
Synonyms: ավտոտնակ 〈avtotnak〉 (avtotnak)
գեշ 〈geš〉 Alternative forms: գէշ 〈gēš〉 () etymology From xcl գէշ 〈gēš〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɡɛʃ]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. corpse, carrion, dead body
Synonyms: դի 〈di〉, դիակ 〈diak〉, լեշ 〈leš〉
adjective: {{hy-adj}}
  1. (Western Armenian) bad գեշ ըլլալ 〈geš əllal〉to feel bad
  2. (colloquial, dialectal) ugly գեշ աղջիկ 〈geš aġǰik〉ugly girl
Synonyms: (bad) վատ 〈vat〉, (ugly) տգեղ 〈tgeġ〉
գժանոց 〈gžanocʻ〉 etymology From գիժ 〈giž〉 + անոց 〈anocʻ〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɡəʒɑˈnotsʰ]
  • {{audio}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (informal) madhouse, bedlam, funny farm, looney bin
  2. (figuratively) bedlam, place or situation of chaotic uproar
Synonyms: հոգեբուժարան 〈hogebužaran〉
գիրություն 〈girutʻyun〉 etymology From xcl գիրութիւն 〈girutʻiwn〉. pronunciation {{hy-pron}}
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (formal) obesity
Synonyms: (informal) չաղություն 〈čʻaġutʻyun〉
գլանդ 〈gland〉 etymology From Russian гланда 〈glanda〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɡəˈlɑnd]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) tonsil exampleգլանդները հանել to take out tonsils
Synonyms: նշիկ 〈nšik〉, նշագեղձ 〈nšageġj〉
գյոզ 〈gyoz〉 etymology From Ottoman Turkish كوز 〈kwz〉. Modern Turkish spelling is göz. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɡɪoz]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (dialectal, colloquial) eye գյոզ դնել 〈gyoz dnel〉to peep at, watch furtively գյոզերով 〈gyozerov〉by stealth, stealthily, furtively
Synonyms: աչք 〈ačʻkʻ〉
գյոզալ 〈gyozal〉 etymology From Azerbaijani gözəl. Compare also Turkish güzel pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [ɡjoˈzɑl]
adjective: {{hy-adj}}
  1. (colloquial, dialectal) beautiful, pretty գյոզալ աղջիկ 〈gyozal aġǰik〉beautiful girl
  2. (colloquial, dialectal) good
Synonyms: (beautiful) գեղեցիկ 〈geġecʻik〉 (geġec’ik)
գյոթ 〈gyotʻ〉 etymology From Turkish göt. pronunciation
  • [ɡjotʰ]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang, offensive) faggot, fag
  2. (vulgar, slang, offensive) motherfucker, dickhead (generic strong insult)
Synonyms: (faggot) գյոթվերան 〈gyotʻveran〉, պիդառած 〈pidaṙac〉, արվամոլ 〈arvamol〉, ոռատու 〈oṙatu〉, (generic strong insult) բոզ 〈boz〉, գանդոն 〈gandon〉
related terms:
  • գյոթվերան 〈gyotʻveran〉 (gyot’veran)
գյոթվերան 〈gyotʻveran〉 etymology From Turkish götveren, from göt + veren, from vermek. pronunciation
  • [ɡjotʰvɛˈɾɑn]
noun: {{hy-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang, offensive) faggot, fag
  2. (vulgar, slang, offensive) motherfucker, dickhead (generic strong insult)
Synonyms: գյոթ 〈gyotʻ〉, պիդառած 〈pidaṙac〉, արվամոլ 〈arvamol〉, ոռատու 〈oṙatu〉
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