քիմք

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian քիմք (kʿimkʿ); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

քիմք (kʿimkʿ)

  1. palate
  2. (figuratively) liking, caprice, fancy

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷem- (to swallow) +‎ (-kʿ). Cognates include Sanskrit चमति (camati, to sip, to drink), Persian چم (čam, eating and drinking), کام (kām, palate), Icelandic hvoma (to swallow).

Noun[edit]

քիմք (kʿimkʿpl 

  1. palate
    լեզու նորա ի քիմս իւր կցեցաւlezu nora i kʿims iwr kcʿecʿaw ― his tongue clove to his palate
    ընդ քիմս ժպտիլənd kʿims žptil ― to laugh constrainedly, from the teeth outward
  2. (figuratively) liking, caprice, fancy
    ընդ քմացənd kʿmacʿ ― by whim, humorously, capriciously, fantastically
    ի քմացi kʿmacʿ ― according to one's fancy, liking, etc.

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References[edit]

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