բոյթ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Martirosyan considers the basic meaning to be “soft lump of flesh; roundish projecting part of the body” developed from the sense “swollen, grown” from Proto-Armenian *bo-, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH- (to grow), +‎ -իթ (-itʿ).

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Noun[edit]

բոյթ (boytʿ

  1. thumb
  2. (figuratively, music) tuning peg
  3. *soft lump of flesh, lobe (this sense is not attested, but is evident in derived terms)
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Etymology 2[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Perhaps developed from the Etymology 1 sense.

Noun[edit]

բոյթ (boytʿ

  1. felloe

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References[edit]

  • բոյթ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • բոյթ 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
  • բոյթ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 184