դրանդի

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian դրանդի (drandi); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

դրանդի (drandi)

  1. threshold, doorstep
  2. (dialectal) the upper horizontal part of the door-frame
  3. (dialectal) doorframe

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From դր- (dr-, door) + Proto-Armenian *and- (door-frame, vestibule), whence also անդաստակ (andastak), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂énHt-ih₂. Cognate with Sanskrit आता (ātā, door-frame, door-posts), Avestan [script?] (ąiϑiiā-, door-post), Latin antae (square pilasters, wall posts of a temple), Old Norse ǫnd (front room, corridor). Possibly related to անդ (and).

Noun[edit]

դրանդի (drandi

  1. space before a door, porch
  2. threshold

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References[edit]

  • դրանդի in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • դրանդի in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • դրանդի in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “*and-” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 74