աճուկ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian աճուկ (ačuk).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

աճուկ (ačuk)

  1. groin (the fold or depression on either side of the body between the abdomen and the upper thigh)
  2. (dialectal) pubis
  3. (dialectal) pelvis
  4. (dialectal) thigh

Declension[edit]


Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From աճել (ačel, to grow) +‎ -ուկ (-uk), because of the widespread belief that the groin relates to the process of child growth.

Noun[edit]

աճուկ (ačuk), genitive singular աճուկի (ačuki)

  1. groin (the fold or depression on either side of the body between the abdomen and the upper thigh)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • աճուկ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • աճուկ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • աճուկ in Ṙuben Łazaryan, Henrik Avetisyan (2009), Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian] (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “ačuk” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 44