դունչ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian դունչ ‎(dunčʿ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

դունչ ‎(dunčʿ)

  1. snout, muzzle
  2. (colloquial) chin

Declension[edit]


Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Perhaps from Old Armenian *ընդ-ունչ ‎(*ənd-unčʿ), from ընդ ‎(ənd) + ունչ ‎(unčʿ). On the other hand, compare Georgian ტუჩი ‎(ṭuči, lip) and დრუნჩი ‎(drunči, muzzle).

Noun[edit]

դունչ ‎(dunčʿ), genitive singular դնչի ‎(dnčʿi)

  1. the projecting part of the head, including the nose, mouth and jaws

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References[edit]

  • Łazaryan, Ṙ. S.; Avetisyan, H. M. (2009), “դունչ”, in Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “դունչ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Awgerean, Mkrtičʿ (1865), “դունչ”, in Aṙjeṙn baṙaran haykaznean lezui [Pocket Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Armenian), corrected and expanded by Čēlalean, Grigor, 2nd edition, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 491