զոքանչ

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian զոքանչ (zokʿančʿ), Middle Armenian զոնքանչ (zonkʿančʿ).

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Noun[edit]

զոքանչ (zokʿančʿ)

  1. man's mother-in-law (wife's mother)

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is unknown. J̌ahukyan compares Sogdian zʾkʾnch (zākānč, girl, princess), which is a diminutive formation from zʾk (zāk, girl).

Noun[edit]

զոքանչ (zokʿančʿ)

  1. man's mother-in-law (wife's mother)
    • 5th century, Bible, Deuteronomy 27.23
      Անիծեալ՝ որ ննջիցէ ընդ զոքանչի իւրում․
      Aniceal, or nnǰicʿē ənd zokʿančʿi iwrum;
      Cursed is anyone who sleeps with his mother-in-law.
    • 5th century, Eusebius of Caesarea, Chronicon 2
      Հերովդէս սպանանէ եւ զմայր սպանելոյ կնոջն՝ զիւր զոքանչ
      Herovdēs spananē ew zmayr spaneloy knoǰn, ziwr zokʿančʿ;

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References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1973), “զոքանչ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume II, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 110b
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836), “զոքանչ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), volume I, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 751a
  • Gharib, B. (1995), “զոքանչ”, in Sogdian dictionary: Sogdian–Persian–English, Tehran: Farhangan Publications, page 453b
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “զոքանչ”, in Sargsyan, Vahan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 243b
  • Olsen, Birgit Anette (1999) The noun in Biblical Armenian: origin and word-formation: with special emphasis on the Indo-European heritage (Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs; 119), Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, page 946
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “զոքանչ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 191b