պսակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian պսակ (psak); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

պսակ (psak)

  1. wreath, garland
  2. crown
  3. a crown placed on the heads of the bride and the groom during the wedding
  4. wedding
  5. crown of a tooth

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *pusak (crown). Compare Avestan [script?] (pūsa-, plait).

Noun[edit]

պսակ (psak

  1. crown, diadem; wreath, garland
    պսակ ծաղկեայpsak całkeay ― wreath, garland, chaplet
    պսակ ի փշոյpsak i pʿšoy ― crown of thorns
    պսակ սրբոցpsak srbocʿ ― halo, gory, nimbus
    հիւսել պսակhiwsel psak ― to weave a garland or chaplet
  2. a crown placed on the heads of the bride and the groom during the wedding
  3. nuptials, espousals, marriage, nuptial blessing
    պսակ դնել ումեքpsak dnel umekʿ ― to marry
  4. crown, prize, premium, reward
    պսակ պարծանաց, փառացpsak parcanacʿ, pʿaṙacʿ ― crown of honour, of glory
  5. coronation, achievement, accomplishment
  6. circle, coping, top, crowning, brim, frame, edge, cornice, parapet, battlement
  7. circle of one year
    պսակ տարւոյpsak tarwoy ― the course of the year
  8. tonsure
    պսակ դպրացpsak dpracʿ ― tonsure, shaven crown
  9. halo around the sun
    պսակ արեգականpsak aregakan ― halo around the sun

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References[edit]

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