երակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian երակ (erak).

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Noun[edit]

երակ (erak)

  1. (anatomy) vein
    ամենաթույլ՝ թույլ երակըamenatʿuyl, tʿuyl erakəweak spot, soft spot
    երակ ունենալerak unenal ― feel angry
  2. (anatomy) blood vessel, artery or vein
  3. ancestry, bloodline, lineage
  4. branch, branching, ramification
  5. (geology) vein, lode, seam
  6. (geology) vein (natural underground watercourse)
  7. shower, rain shower (sudden, short-lived downpour)

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Parthian [script needed] (rāk, vein). Compare Middle Persian [script needed] (rag) and Persian رگ (rag, vein).

Noun[edit]

երակ (erak

  1. (anatomy) vein
    պնդել զերակս, զննել զթնդիւնս երակիpndel zeraks, znnel ztʿndiwns eraki ― to feel the pulse of
    զարկ, թնդիւն երակիzark, tʿndiwn eraki ― beating, throbbing
    երակ առնուլ, հատանելerak aṙnul, hatanel ― to breathe a vein, to bleed, to let blood
    զննել զերակznnel zerak ― (figuratively) to sound
  2. (figuratively) string, filament, fibre; slender thread; nerve; arm of a river; vein, streak (of a mineral or metal)

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References[edit]

  • երակ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • երակ 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
  • երակ 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 8