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Source: Martirosyan, Hrach. 2010. Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon. Brill.
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Comment: Martirosyan connects Greek ξηρός with Armenian čʻir 'dried fruit' čʻor (o-stem) 'dry'. This proposed etymology is usually doubted because one normally expects Armenian cʻ from PIE *ks, *sk, but Martirosyan argues (2.1.12) that čʻ- is the correct reflex of *ks- in initial position. The etymology is possible, but this word is the only example that Martirosyan cites in favour of this sound law.