ցախ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ցախ (cʿax).

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Noun[edit]

ցախ (cʿax)

  1. brushwood, dry twigs for fire; firewood
  2. twigs put near a silkworm, on which it starts spinning its silk cocoon

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱokHo-. Cognates include Sanskrit शाखा (śākhā, branch), Gothic 𐌷𐍉𐌷𐌰 (hōha, plough), Old East Slavic соха (soxa, stake, club, brace, plough), Lithuanian šakà (branch), Old Irish géc (branch) and Persian شاخ (šâx, branch).

Noun[edit]

ցախ (cʿax

  1. (botany) ash tree or maple tree
  2. branch, twig with leaves
  3. scrub, brush, thicket
  4. brushwood, dry twigs for fire, firewood
  5. (botany) heather
  6. (as an adjective, figuratively) tangled in a dense mass
    ցախ մօրուքcʿax mōrukʿ ― matted beard

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References[edit]

  • ցախ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ցախ 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
  • ցախ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Ranko Matasović (2009), A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian, Zagreb, page 11