այտ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian այտ (ayt).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

այտ (ayt)

  1. (somewhat formal) cheek

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root of այտնում (aytnum, to swell). The cheeks are round and are like swellings on the face.

Noun[edit]

այտ (ayt)

  1. cheek
    համբուրել զայտս‎ ― hamburel 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]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “այտ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “այտ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935