երակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian երակ (erak); see below.

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Noun[edit]

երակ (erak)

  1. (anatomy) vein
  2. (anatomy) blood vessel, artery or vein
  3. (geology) vein, lode

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Parthian [script?] (rāk, vein). Compare Middle Persian [script?] (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