ռունգն

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *srungʰ- and cognate with Ancient Greek ῥύγχος (rhúnkhos).

Noun[edit]

ռունգն (ṙungn

  1. nose
  2. (in the plural) nose; nostrils
    իբրեւ աղօտ իմն շունչ ի յըռնգունս ունէինibrew ałōt imn šunčʿ i yəṙnguns unēin — they were at the last gasp
  3. (figuratively) door leaf, door wing
  4. (figuratively) hinge

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The word was used more often in its plural form ռնգունք (ṙngunkʿ) rather than in singular.

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References[edit]

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