աճուկ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian աճուկ (ačuk).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

աճուկ (ačuk)

  1. groin (the fold or depression on either side of the body between the abdomen and the upper thigh)
  2. (dialectal) pubis
  3. (dialectal) pelvis
  4. (dialectal) thigh

Declension[edit]


Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From աճել (ačel, to grow) +‎ -ուկ (-uk), because of the widespread belief that the groin relates to the process of child growth.

Noun[edit]

աճուկ (ačuk), genitive singular աճուկի (ačuki)

  1. groin (the fold or depression on either side of the body between the abdomen and the upper thigh)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “աճուկ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “աճուկ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Łazaryan, Ṙ. S.; Avetisyan, H. M. (2009), “աճուկ”, in Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “ačuk”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 44