Etymology
From Old Armenian բարեաւ (bareaw, “with good”), the instrumental case of բարի (bari, “good”).

Pronunciation
(Eastern Armenian) IPA: [bɑˈɾɛv]
(Western Armenian) IPA: [pʰɑˈɾɛv]

Noun
բարև (barev)
greeting, salute; salutation
բարև տալ — to greet

Interjection
բարև (barev)
hello!, hi! (addressed to a single familiar person)
բարև ձեզ — hello! (addressed to several people)
բարև Ձեզ — hello! (formal: addressed to a single unfamiliar person)

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