պինչ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian պինչ (pinčʿ); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

պինչ (pinčʿ)

  1. (dialectal) nose
  2. (dialectal) nostril
  3. (dialectal) muzzle, snout

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Compare Georgian პინჩვი (pinč’vi, nostrils), Ossetian фындз (fynʒ, nose), Abkhaz аҧынҵа (āpənc̣ā, nose). Compare also Kabardian фӏыншэ (f̣ənšă, palate) and Egyptian

f n d

[script needed] (fnḏ, nose). According to Hübschmann, the Caucasian words are borrowed from Armenian, which would make perfect sense if the final syllable -vi in Georgian პინჩვი (pinč’vi, nostrils) reflected prehistoric Armenian dual number, found also in պինչ-վը-ներ (pinčʿ-və-ner), read pinčʿ-vi-ner, of Erzurum dialect.

Noun[edit]

պինչ (pinčʿ

  1. the nostrils

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References[edit]

  • պինչ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • պինչ 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
  • պինչ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • մինչք in Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1865), Aṙjeṙn baṙaran haykaznean lezui [Pocket Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (second edition, corrected and expanded by Grigor Čelalyan), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy