Classical Armenian: bari

« tam (give) law (good) »

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Lexeme data

Language:Classical Armenian
Source form:բարի
Phonological form:bari
Notes:Possibly an Iranian loanword. If not, then < *bHrio- 'to be born, tolerable', which is either < *-baria- or < *badria— Skt. bhadra- 'blessed, fortunate, happy', Av. hu-ba ra- 'very happy'.
Cognate codes:U

Sources of lexical data

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Source: Ringe, D., Warnow, T., Taylor, A. (2002) 'Indo-European and Computational Cladistics.' Transaction of the Philological Society Vol. 100:1: 59-129.
Reliability: High
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Source: Olsen, Birgit Anette. 1999. The Noun in Biblical Armenian. Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter.
Pages: 436
Reliability: High
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Source: Martirosyan, Hrach (Leiden University)
Reliability: High
Comment: both mean 'good', but bari is more inclined and developing to 'kind' (a kind person, etc.)

Cognate coding

Cognate Class U
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Source: Dunn, Michael (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
Reliability: Good (e.g. should be double checked)