մկան

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Morphologically from Old Armenian մկան (mkan, the back), but semantically from մուկն (mukn, muscle); see both.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

մկան (mkan)

  1. muscle

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Colloquially Russian мускул (múskul) is used instead.


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of the same Proto-Indo-European origin as մուկն (mukn, muscle); see it.

Noun[edit]

մկան (mkan) (singular genitive մկանի, plural genitive մկանաց, plural մկանք)

  1. fleshy parts of the body (reins, loin, haunch, flank)
  2. (in the plural) the back
  3. (in the plural, figuratively) swell, waves, billows (on the water surface)

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References[edit]

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