այտ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian այտ (ayt).

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Noun[edit]

այտ (ayt)

  1. (somewhat formal) cheek

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃eyd- (to swell), whence այտնում (aytnum, to swell); cheeks are like round swellings on the face.[1][2]

Noun[edit]

այտ (ayt)

  1. cheek
    համբուրել զայտսhamburel zaytsto embrace, to kiss the cheek

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Usage notes[edit]

The word was chiefly used in plural: այտք (aytkʿ).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ačaṙyan, Hračʿya (1940) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun [History of the Armenian Language] (in Armenian), volume I, Yerevan: University Press, pages 36–37
  2. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “այտ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press

Further reading[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “այտ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy