ունկն

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From *ուն- (*un-), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ows-, +‎ -կն (-kn). The was added perhaps under the influence of ակն (akn, eye)). The sense of “handle” was formed by association.

Noun[edit]

ունկն (unkn

  1. ear
    ունկն դնել, մատուցանելunkn dnel, matucʿanel — to give one's ear to, to lend an ear to, to listen, to hearken, to be attentive
    խօսել յունկանէxōsel yunkanē — to speak in one's ear; to whisper
    ունկն արկանելunkn arkanel — to obey
    չդնել յունկանčʿdnel yunkan — to disobey
    զոր լուայք յունկանէzor luaykʿ yunkanē — what has been confided to your year
    եհաս յունկն նորաehas yunkn nora — it reached even his ears
    ո՛ւնկն դիքúnkn dikʿ — listen! attention!
    ունկն եւ բունկնunkn ew bunkn — heard by hearsay, auricular, doubtful

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The word was a singulative, referring to one ear. For plural ականջք (akanǰkʿ) was used.

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Noun[edit]

ունկն (unkn

  1. handle (of a cup, jar, door)

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References[edit]

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