հան

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian հան (han); see it for more.

Noun[edit]

հան (han)

  1. (archaic) grandmother

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂en- (old woman, ancestor). Cognates include Latin anus, Ancient Greek ἀννίς (annís), Lithuanian anyta, Hittite [script?] (ḫanna-, grandmother)[script?]. The by-form հանի (hani) may derive from Proto-Indo-European *h₂en-iH-.

The word must have also had the meaning of “male ancestor” in Proto-Armenian: compare the Georgian borrowing ჰანი (hani, male or female ancestor).

Noun[edit]

հան (han

  1. grandmother

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References[edit]

  • հան in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • հան 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
  • հան 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 388