ասպակ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Median *aspak from Old Median σπάκα (dog). Compare Persian سگ (sag).

Noun[edit]

ասպակ (aspak) (singular genitive ասպակի)

  1. dog

Usage notes[edit]

The word is a hapax legomenon attested only in the following phrase: շունք սեղանոյն ասպակի սպասիցեն (šunkʿ sełanoyn aspaki spasicʿen).

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References[edit]

  • ասպակ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Anait Perixanjan (1993), Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskogo jazyka [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 20