փչեմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The root is փուչ- (pʿučʿ-), from Proto-Indo-European *phu-. Cognates include Persian پوک (pūk), پکیدن (pokidan, to blow, to die), Ancient Greek φῦσα (phûsa, bellows), Latin pustula, Russian пыхать (pyxatʹ). Related to փուք (pʿukʿ).

Verb[edit]

փչեմ (pʿčʿem)  (aorist indicative փչեցի)

  1. to blow, to breathe
    հողմն փչէhołmn pʿčʿē — the wind blows
  2. to swell, to inflate
  3. to expire; to die
    փչել զհոգինpʿčʿel zhogin — to expire, to die

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References[edit]

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