թաշկինակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Armenian թաշկինակ (tʿaškinak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

թաշկինակ (tʿaškinak)

  1. handkerchief
    քիթը սրբել թաշկինակովkʿitʿə srbel tʿaškinakovto wipe one's nose with a handkerchief
  2. kerchief, headscarf
  3. (figuratively) weak-willed, spineless person

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • թաշկինակ”, in Žamanakakicʿ hayocʿ lezvi bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Contemporary Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, 1969–1980

Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain.

Müller derives from hypothetical Middle Persian *tašīkēnak, from Old Persian *taršikaina (drier), a supposed descendant of Proto-Indo-European *ters- (dry). For the formation he compares տաճկինակ (tačkinak). For the suffix compare Iranian borrowings -կէն (-kēn) and -ակ (-ak).

Ačaṙyan and Hübschmann reject Müller's proposal and leave the origin open.

According to J̌ahukyan, probably a borrowing from some unknown Iranian source.

The form *թաշկէն (*tʿaškēn) listed in Baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui is back-formed by this dictionary from the supposed diminutive թաշկինակ (tʿaškinak) (as if թաշկէն (tʿaškēn) + -ակ (-ak)) and is unattested, according to Ačaṙyan.

Noun[edit]

թաշկինակ (tʿaškinak)

  1. towel for wiping sweat
  2. kerchief
    թաշկինակ պարանոցիtʿaškinak paranocʿineckcloth, neckerchief
  3. (post-classical, modern) handkerchief
    թաշկինակ ռնգաց, քրտանtʿaškinak ṙngacʿ, kʿrtanpocket handkerchief
    թաշկինակ մետաքսեայtʿaškinak metakʿseaysilk handkerchief

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