ողն

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *olen-, from *ol-.

Noun[edit]

ողն (ołn

  1. (anatomy) back; spine, backbone
    բեկանել զողնbekanel zołn ― to break the spine, to chine
    ողն անկանելołn ankanel ― to lie down, to lay oneself down, to stretch one's limbs; (figuratively) to neglect, not to care for
    յողն երթալyołn ertʿal ― to stretch oneself; to stretch out one's arms (in yawning or awaking)
    յողն կալyołn kal ― to stand erect, to draw oneself up; (figuratively) to grow proud; to become rebellious
    խստացուցանել զողնxstacʿucʿanel zołn ― to stiffen one's neck, to be proud, stubborn, contumacious
    ողն առնուլołn aṙnul ― to lean against; (figuratively) to find support
    ողն առնուլ ի վշտացołn aṙnul i vštacʿ ― to breathe from one's troubles, to repose from care or affliction
    ողն բեկանիլołn bekanil ― to sprain or break one's back or neck; (figuratively) to end in smoke; to become discouraged, disheartened, desponding, to droop
  2. (anatomy) spinal marrow, spinal cord
  3. (figuratively) the upper part of something (e.g. of the sky, mountain, ship, etc.)
    ողն նաւինołn nawin ― deck of a ship
    ողն երկնիołn erkni ― the highest heaven
    ողունք երկրիołunkʿ erkri ― precipice, declivity; mountains

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Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: ող ()

References[edit]

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