ունչ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ունչ (unčʿ); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ունչ (unčʿ)

  1. (archaic) nose; nostril
  2. (archaic) moustache

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Noun[edit]

ունչ (unčʿ

  1. nose; nostril
    սրբել զունչսsrbel zunčʿs ― to blow one's nose
    ունչս առնել, ունել, ընկենուլ, յընչաց քերելunčʿs aṙnel, unel, ənkenul, yənčʿacʿ kʿerel ― to turn up one's nose at, to snap one's fingers at, to set at nought or at defiance, to take no notice of, to make no account of, to set light by, to despise, to scorn, to quiz, to laugh at, to ridicule
  2. moustache
    զընչօք առնելzənčʿōkʿ aṙnel ― to trim one's mustaches, to twirl the mustaches

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Usage notes[edit]

Usually used in the plural: ունչք (unčʿkʿ).

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References[edit]

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