երակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian երակ(erak).

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Noun[edit]

երակ (erak)

  1. (anatomy) vein
    ամենաթույլ՝ թույլ երակը‎ ― amenatʿuyl, tʿuyl erakəweak spot, soft spot
    երակ ունենալ‎ ― erak unenalfeel angry
  2. (anatomy) blood vessel, artery or vein
  3. ancestry, bloodline, lineage
  4. branch, branching, ramification
  5. (geology) vein, lode, seam
  6. (geology) vein (natural underground watercourse)
  7. shower, rain shower (sudden, short-lived downpour)

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Iranian *rak: compare Middle Persian lk'(*rag), Manichaean Parthian rhg(*rahag), Persian رگ(rag, vein).

Noun[edit]

երակ (erak)

  1. (anatomy) vein
    պնդել զերակս, զննել զթնդիւնս երակի‎ ― pndel zeraks, znnel ztʿndiwns erakito feel the pulse of
    զարկ, թնդիւն երակի‎ ― zark, tʿndiwn erakibeating, throbbing
    երակ առնուլ, հատանել‎ ― erak aṙnul, hatanelto breathe a vein, to bleed, to let blood
    զննել զերակ‎ ― znnel zerak(figuratively) to sound
  2. (figuratively) string, filament, fibre; slender thread; nerve; arm of a river; vein, streak (of a mineral or metal)

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “երակ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “երակ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “երակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Perixanjan, Anait (1993) Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskovo jazyka. Častʹ I [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language. Part 1] (in Russian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 8