մուն

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian մուն (mun).

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Noun[edit]

մուն (mun)

  1. (dialectal) small louse or the like
  2. (dialectal) a kind of small fly
  3. (dialectal) tick
  4. itch, fleshworm

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *musno-, a derivative of *mus- (fly, midge). Cognates include Ancient Greek μυῖα (muîa), Lithuanian musė̃, Russian муха (muxa), Latin musca. For the sense development ‘an insect, gnat, louse’ > ‘itch’ compare Ancient Greek ψώρα (psṓra, itch; moth).

Noun[edit]

մուն (mun

  1. gnat, midge
  2. itch

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References[edit]

  • մուն in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մուն 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
  • մուն in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Ranko Matasović (2009), A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian, Zagreb, page 8
  • “mun” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 485