մուկն

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *muh₂s (mouse) +‎ -կն (-kn), or from *muh₂s-m, accusative singular of *muh₂s (mouse).

Noun[edit]

մուկն (mukn

  1. mouse
    ազգ մկանցazg mkancʿ — the micy tribe
    մուկն մեծmukn mec — rat
    մուկն վայրիmukn vayriwood mouse
    մուկն դաշտիmukn dašti — field rat
    մուկն ջրայինmukn ǰrayin — craber, water rat
    մուկն ալպեանmukn alpean — marmot
    մուկն լերանցmukn lerancʿ — mountain rat
    մուկն փարաւոնիmukn pʿarawoniichneumon
    գեղացի եւ քաղաքացի մուկնgełacʿi ew kʿałakʿacʿi mukn — the country mouse and the city mouse
    ծակ մկանցcak mkancʿ — mousehole
    բոյն մկանցboyn mkancʿ — rat's nest
    աղբ մկանցałb mkancʿ — mouse dung
    ականատ մկանցakanat mkancʿ — mousetrap
    որսորդ մկանցorsord mkancʿ — rat catcher, mouse hunter; mouser
    որսորդութիւն մկանցorsordutʿiwn mkancʿ — mousehunt
    մուկն որսալmukn orsal — to mouse, to catch a mouse
    մուկն չչէmukn čʿčʿē — the mouse squeaks
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Etymology 2[edit]

Of the same origin as the above word. The sense development “mouse” > “muscle” happened already in Proto-Indo-European: compare Ancient Greek μῦς (mûs, mouse; muscle), Latin mūsculus (muscle), from mūs (mouse), Russian мышца (myšca), from мышь (myšʹ). The word մկան (mkan, back) has the same origin.

Noun[edit]

մուկն (mukn

  1. (usually in the plural, anatomy) muscle
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References[edit]

  • մուկն in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մուկն in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • մուկն 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
  • Ranko Matasović (2009), A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian, Zagreb, page 9
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 484