փետուր

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Armenian[edit]

փետուր

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian փետուր (pʿetur); see it for more.

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Noun[edit]

փետուր (pʿetur)

  1. feather

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The etymology remains unclear, because the connection with Proto-Indo-European *pet-Vr- (cognate with Sanskrit पत्त्र (páttra, wing, feather), Avestan [script?] (patarə-ta, winged)[script?] and Hittite [script?] (pattar, wing)[script?]) is phonetically impossible, since pe- > Arm he. Perhaps the metathesis p'etur : tep'ur played a role here.

Noun[edit]

փետուր (pʿetur) (singular genitive փետրոյ, plural genitive փետրոց)

  1. feather
    նուրբ, մանր փետուրքnurb, manr pʿeturkʿ — down, soft feathers
    խոշոր փետուրքxošor pʿeturkʿ — master or longest quills
    յարդարել զփետուրսyardarel zpʿeturs — to preen, cleanse or dress the feathers
    աւել ի փետրոցawel i pʿetrocʿ — featherbroom

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References[edit]

  • փետուր in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • փետուր 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
  • փետուր in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “tʿitʿełn” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 293