Armenian: դաշնակահար (Etymology)

  • seitt

    Senior Member
    English/Welsh
    Thanks; however, I've tried Wiktionary but it did not help.
    Sure, the first bit must be short for դաշնամուր 'pianoforte' almost in the same way that 'piano' is short for 'pianoforte'.
    But what about the rest of the word, the [ա]կահար?
     

    Stoggler

    Senior Member
    UK English
    I don’t know Armenian but quick looks on Wiktionary for other agent nouns suggests it is a typical agent suffix found in the language.
     

    clamor

    Senior Member
    French - France
    Thanks; however, I've tried Wiktionary but it did not help.
    Sure, the first bit must be short for դաշնամուր 'pianoforte' almost in the same way that 'piano' is short for 'pianoforte'.
    But what about the rest of the word, the [ա]կահար?
    No, it's not դաշն/ա/կահար , it's դաշնակ/ա/հար (դաշնակ means piano). I know դաշնամուր exists too, but I don't think I hardly ever heard it. I don't know the etymology of this suffix, but I think you can find something :)
     
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