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 (tuč’i).

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]

  • դունչ” in Ṙuben Łazaryan, Henrik Avetisyan (2009), Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian] (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • դունչ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • դունչ in Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1865), Aṙjeṙn baṙaran haykaznean lezui [Pocket Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (second edition, corrected and expanded by Grigor Čelalyan), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 491