երկվայրկյան

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From երկ- (erk-, 2nd) +‎ վայրկյան (vayrkyan, minute). The word վայրկյան (vayrkyan) means “minute” both in Western and Old Armenian. For the prefix երկ- (erk-, 2nd) compare Latin secunda (second) and Greek δεύτερο (déftero, second), meaning both “second, the sixtieth of a minute” and “2nd”, referring to the “second” operation of dividing an hour by sixty.

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երկվայրկյան (erkvayrkyan)

  1. (Western Armenian) second, sixtieth of a minute
  2. (Western Armenian, figuratively) short span of time, instant, moment

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