անկիւն

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

The root is անկ- ‎(ank-), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eng-, +‎ -իւն ‎(-iwn). Cognates include Latin angulus, Old Church Slavonic ѫгълъ ‎(ǫgŭlŭ, angle) (Russian угол ‎(ugol)), Old Norse ǫkkla (Icelandic ökkli).

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Noun[edit]

անկիւն ‎(ankiwn

  1. angle
    անկիւն ճանապարհի‎ ― ankiwn čanaparhi ― turning of the road
    բութ անկիւն‎ ― butʿ ankiwn ― obtuse-angled, obtusangular
    սուր անկիւն‎ ― sur ankiwn ― acute-angled
  2. corner, nook
    անկիւն հատանել‎ ― ankiwn hatanel ― to drill a hole (on a wall for robbery)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Transliterated from Ancient Greek ἀγκών ‎(ankṓn, elbow) and confused with անկիւն ‎(ankiwn, angle, corner).

Noun[edit]

անկիւն ‎(ankiwn

  1. elbow (of an arm-chair)
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References[edit]

  • անկիւն in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • անկիւն in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • անկիւն in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • “ankiwn” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 91