վիզ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian վիզ (viz).

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վիզ (viz)

  1. neck
  2. (rare) isthmus

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Usually considered a word of unknown origin, but according to J̌ahukyan and Bailey this is an Iranian borrowing. Compare Avestan [script?] (nivizaiti, attaches), from the base *viz-, *vaez- (to attach, bind), which goes back to Proto-Indo-European *weiǵ(ʰ)- and is cognate with Lithuanian výžti (to plait), Russian вязать (vjazatʹ), Old Prussian winsus (neck); ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wei- (to turn), the neck is the “turning limb”.

On the other hand, Martirosyan tentatively suggests a common substrate origin for վիզ (viz), օձիք (ōjikʿ), dialectal խզ- (xz-), խուզ- (xuz-) and Ancient Greek αὐχήν (aukhḗn).

Noun[edit]

վիզ (viz

  1. neck
    վիզ ամբառնալviz ambaṙnal ― to become rebellious, proud, insubordinate

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References[edit]

  • վիզ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • վիզ 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
  • վիզ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • վիզ in Geworg J̌ahukyan (ed. by Vahan Sargsyan) (2010), Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary], Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5, page 711a
  • “vīysānvā” in Harold W. Bailey (1979), Dictionary of Khotan Saka, Cambridge, London, New York, Melbourne: Cambridge University press, page 387b
  • “awji-k‘” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 154