այտ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian այտ (ayt); see below.

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Noun[edit]

այտ (ayt)

  1. (somewhat formal) cheek

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root of այտնում (aytnum, to swell). The cheeks are round and are like swellings on the face.

Noun[edit]

այտ (ayt

  1. cheek
    համբուրել զայտսhamburel zayts — to embrace, to kiss the cheek

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Usage notes[edit]

The word was chiefly used in plural: այտք (aytkʿ).

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References[edit]

  • այտ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • այտ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University