բոց

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian բոց ‎(bocʿ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

բոց ‎(bocʿ)

  1. flames, blaze, fire
    բոց անել՝ բարձրացնել‎ ― bocʿ anel, barjracʿnel ― to start a fire
    բոց արձակել‎ ― bocʿ arjakel(intransitive) to burn (with fire)
    բոց գցել, բոց տալ‎ ― bocʿ gcʿel, bocʿ tal ― to scorch (to burn lightly)
    բոց ու կրակ, կրակ ու բոց‎ ― bocʿ u krak, krak u bocʿ ― 1. on fire (fiery, passionate, ardent); 2. naughty, mischievous, rascally (of a child); 3. passionate, eager, zealous (of a worker)
  2. (figuratively) passion, ardor, fervor

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Adjective[edit]

բոց ‎(bocʿ) ‎(superlative ամենաբոց)

  1. hot, red-hot, burning
    բոց սպիտակ‎ ― bocʿ spitak ― whiter than white, snow-white (very white)
  2. fiery, ardent, fervent
    բոց կարոտ‎ ― bocʿ karot ― deep yearning

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Probably a substrate word related to Latin focus.

Noun[edit]

բոց ‎(bocʿ)

  1. flame
    բոց արձակել‎ ― bocʿ arjakel ― to flame
  2. (figuratively) energy, fire of love, spiritual light

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “բոց”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “բոց”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “բոց”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 191