ստեղն

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ստեղն (stełn); see below.

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Noun[edit]

ստեղն (stełn)

  1. key (of a piano, keyboard, etc.)
  2. (literature) dactyl
  3. protruding parts of various objects
  4. (archaic) branch, bough of a tree

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *stel- (stalk, trunk). Cognates include Ancient Greek στέλεχος (stélekhos, stump, stub), στήλη (stḗlē, stela, pillar), Latin stolo (shoot, scion), Old High German stollo, Old Norse stjǫlr (rump), Latvian stulms (bootleg), Russian столб (stolb), столп (stolp) and English stalk.

Noun[edit]

ստեղն (stełn) (singular genitive ստեղան or ստեղին, plural genitive ստեղանց, plural ստեղունք)

  1. (botany) stalk, stem, trunk
  2. (botany) branch, bough, shoot
    ստեղն արձակելstełn arjakel ― to branch out, to ramify
  3. (figuratively) something protruding: a pillar of smoke, arm of a candlestick, etc.
    ստեղն ծխոյstełn cxoy ― pillar of smoke
    ստեղունք աշտանակացstełunkʿ aštanakacʿ ― branches of a candelabrum
    ստեղունք եղջերուացstełunkʿ ełǰeruacʿ ― antlers or branches of stags' horns
    ստեղունք դաշնակիstełunkʿ dašnaki ― (post-classical) keys, key-board, finger-board of a piano-forte
  4. (literature) dactyl
  5. (music) a kind of Armenian chant
  6. the three arms of the Armenian letter ա (a)

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References[edit]

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