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 երակըamenatʿuyl, tʿuyl erakəweak spot, soft spot
    երակ ունենալerak 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 երակիpndel zeraks, znnel ztʿndiwns erakito feel the pulse of
    զարկ, թնդիւն երակիzark, tʿndiwn erakibeating, throbbing
    երակ առնուլ, հատանելerak aṙnul, hatanelto breathe a vein, to bleed, to let blood
    զննել զերակznnel 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
  • 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