ոստայն

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ոստայն (ostayn).

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Noun[edit]

ոստայն (ostayn)

  1. (spider's) web, cobweb
  2. (archaic) weaver's loom
  3. (archaic) yarn, thread

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root *ոստ (*ost) +‎ -այն (-ayn). The root is of uncertain origin. It is unattested in old literature but survives in modern dialects as ոստ (ost, the spun yarn collected around the spindle).

Noun[edit]

ոստայն (ostayn

  1. texture, tissue, web, weft
    ոստայն սարդիostayn sardi ― cob-web, spider's web
    խզել զոստայն կենացxzel zostayn kenacʿ ― to cut the thread of life

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References[edit]

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