թլիփ

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian թլիփ (tʿlipʿ).

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Noun[edit]

թլիփ (tʿlipʿ)

  1. end, extremity, tip (usually round one)
  2. a narrow cloth band sewn unto the borders of the collar or fringes of the dress for durability
  3. (anatomy) foreskin, prepuce
  4. (dialectal) an arc of antimony drawn under the eyelashes
  5. pod of fruits

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Based on the citation «թլիփ ածեալ (ծարրով) պաճուճեաց զանտառս արտեւանանց» some dictionaries wrongly explain the word as “decoration, ornament”. However, the original meaning must have been “border, hem (especially a round one)”. From the word թլփատեմ (tʿlpʿatem, to cut the foreskin round about, to circumcise) post-classical authors falsely back-formed the sense of “privy parts; prepuce”.

Noun[edit]

թլիփ (tʿlipʿ

  1. a band sewn unto the borders of the collar or pockets for durability or as an ornament
  2. an arc of antimony drawn under the eyelashes
    թլիփ ածեալ (ծարրով) պաճուճեաց զանտառս արտեւանանցtʿlipʿ aceal (carrov) pačučeacʿ zantaṙs artewanancʿ ― drawing an arc (of antimony) she embellished the eyelashes
  3. (post-classical) the privy parts
  4. (post-classical) prepuce

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References[edit]

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