լուսն

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian լուսն (lusn); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

լուսն (lusn)

  1. cataract

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • լուսն in A. S. Łaribyan, Ē. B. Ałayan, G. B. J̌ahukyan, S. G. Abrahamyan, V. D. Aṙakʿelyan (editors-in-chief) (1969–1980), Žamanakakicʿ hayocʿ lezvi bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Contemporary Armenian], in 4 vols, Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The original meaning must have been “white(ness), white/shining (thing)”, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-, whence also լոյս (loys). Compare Ancient Greek λεύκωμα (leúkōma, white spot in the eye).

Noun[edit]

լուսն (lusn) (plural լուսունք

  1. a white spot on one’s eye

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • լուսն in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • լուսն 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
  • լոյս 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 320