բոյթ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Martirosyan considers the basic meaning to be “soft lump of flesh; roundish projecting part of the body” developed from the sense “swollen, grown” from Proto-Armenian *bo-, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH- (to grow), +‎ -իթ (-itʿ).

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Noun[edit]

բոյթ (boytʿ)

  1. thumb
  2. (figuratively, music) tuning peg
  3. *soft lump of flesh, lobe (this sense is not attested, but is evident in derived terms)
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Etymology 2[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Perhaps developed from the Etymology 1 sense.

Noun[edit]

բոյթ (boytʿ)

  1. felloe

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “բոյթ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “բոյթ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “բոյթ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 184