բազուկ

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Armenian բազուկ (bazuk); see below.

Noun[edit]

բազուկ (bazuk)

  1. (anatomy) arm
  2. (figuratively) power, might
  3. (physics, technology) arm, lever
  4. branch; arm (of a river)
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Etymology 2[edit]

բազուկներ

From Old Armenian բազուկ (bazuk); see below.

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բազուկ (bazuk)

  1. beet, beetroot
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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Persian [script needed] (bāzūk, arm). Compare Persian بازو (bāzu). Cognate with Sanskrit बाहु (bāhu, arm) and Ancient Greek πῆχυς (pêkhus, forearm).

Noun[edit]

բազուկ (bazuk

  1. (anatomy) arm; forearm
    բազուկ առ բազուկ մարտնչել, կարկառելbazuk aṙ bazuk martnčʿel, karkaṙel ― to come to blows, to fight
    բազուկ առ բազուկ գնալbazuk aṙ bazuk gnal ― to hold by the hand, to give each other the hand, to go arm in arm, together
  2. (figuratively) power
  3. (figuratively, military) flank, wing
  4. (figuratively) branch, bough (especially of a grapevine)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the above meaning of “arm”, referring to long leaves (arms) of the beet.

Noun[edit]

բազուկ (bazuk

  1. beet, beetroot
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References[edit]

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