արտեւան

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian արտեւան(artewan); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

արտեւան (artewan)

  1. (dated) eyelash
  2. (dated, figuratively, poetic) top, summit

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Ałayan, Ēduard (1976), “արտեւան”, in Ardi hayereni bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Modern Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Hayastan

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ačaṙyan leaves the origin open.

Ałayan derives from *արտեւ(*artew), with prothetic ա-(a-) from Pre-Armenian *rtep-, from *rdep-, from Proto-Indo-European *drep-, a by-form of the root *derep-(to see), +‎ -ան(-an, instrumental suffix); compare Ancient Greek δρωπάζω(drōpázō, to gaze at), δρώπτω(drṓptō, to look at different ways), Avestan [script needed](dárpana-, mirror). See Pokorny for this root, without the Armenian. Ałayan explains the sense development as “instrument of seeing” → “eyelash”.

The sense “top, summit” is modelled on Ancient Greek ὀφρύς(ophrús, eyebrow; brow of a hill).

Noun[edit]

արտեւան (artewan)

  1. eyelash (single)
  2. (figuratively) top, summit, the highest part of a mountain

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