երախ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Armenian երախ (erax). Doublet of ռեխ (ṙex).

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Noun[edit]

երախ (erax)

  1. mouth (of an animal), maw, jaws
  2. (pejorative) mouth (of a human), piehole, trap, cakehole
  3. mouth (of a pipe or pipeline)
  4. (figuratively) opening, gap

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References[edit]

  • Ałayan, Ēduard (1976), “երախ”, in Ardi hayereni bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Modern Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Hayastan

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

As correctly noted by J̌ahukyan, a borrowing from Iranian *rax. Compare Sogdian rγʾh, Yagnobi рах (rax). Compare also related dialectal ռեխ (ṙex). J̌ahukyan then asks in a footnote whether these are related to Avestan 𐬯𐬭𐬀𐬑𐬙𐬌 (sraxti, edge, corner), Persian رخ (rux, cheek) from Proto-Indo-European *srakʷ- (sharp-edged), a view taken by Bailey.

Noun[edit]

երախ (erax)

  1. mouth (of humans); muzzle (of animals)

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