փայլակն

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From փայլ (pʿayl, shine, glitter) +‎ ակն (akn, eye). Compare Ancient Greek ἀστερ-οπή (aster-opḗ, lightning) for a similar formation.

Noun[edit]

փայլակն (pʿaylakn) (singular genitive փայլական)

  1. lightning, flash of lightning
    սրավար, արագաթռիչ, իբրեւ զփայլակնsravar, aragatʿṙičʿ, ibrew zpʿaylakn ― quick, swift as lightning

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References[edit]

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