թեկն

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Etymology[edit]

The older form is թէկն ‎(tʿēkn), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)te/o(i)gʷo-. Cognate with Old Church Slavonic стєгно ‎(stegno) and Old Irish tóib, táeb.

Noun[edit]

թեկն ‎(tʿekn)

  1. top of the shoulder, acromion; shoulder bone, shoulder; arm
    թեկն ածել զիրիք‎ ― tʿekn acel zirikʿ ― to attempt; to aspire to, to pant for, to seek; to embroil; to sell off, to dispose of; to explain oneself, to pretend to be
    զվարդապետի, զիշխանի թեկն ածել‎ ― zvardapeti, zišxani tʿekn acel ― to pass oneself off for a doctor, for a prince; to play the grandee, to lord it
    թեկն ածել զաւագութեան, զպատուոյ‎ ― tʿekn acel zawagutʿean, zpatuoy ― to desire eagerly, to covet the primacy, to aspire to honours
    թեկն ածել ումեք‎ ― tʿekn acel umekʿ ― to favour, to support, to assist, to protect, to aid, to defend
    թեկն ածել ընդդէմ ուրուք‎ ― tʿekn acel ənddēm urukʿ ― to rebel, to revolt
    թեկն ի թեկին‎ ― tʿekn i tʿekin ― strutting, looking big, playing the swell, walking or acting in a stately, imposing or boastful manner
  2. (in the plural) back (of the body), shoulders
    ի թիկանց, ի թիկունս (կոյս), զթիկամբք‎ ― i tʿikancʿ, i tʿikuns (koys), ztʿikambkʿ ― behind, from behind, backward
    բարձրացաւ քան զամենայն ժողովուրդն թիկամբք չափ ի վեր‎ ― barjracʿaw kʿan zamenayn žołovurdn tʿikambkʿ čʿapʿ i ver ― he was taller than all the people from the shoulders upward (head and shoulders taller than all the people)
    ձեռին ուրուք լինել ի վերայ թիկնաց թշնամեաց իւրոց‎ ― jeṙin urukʿ linel i veray tʿiknacʿ tʿšnameacʿ iwrocʿ ― to place one's hand on the necks of one's enemies; to put one's enemy under, to subjugate
    թիկունս դարձուցանել‎ ― tʿikuns darjucʿanel ― to turn the back, to take to fight, to flee
    թիկունս տալ արեւելից‎ ― tʿikuns tal arewelicʿ ― to turn to the west
    դառնալ ի թիկունս (կոյս)‎ ― daṙnal i tʿikuns (koys) ― to turn back, to turn one's back, to fly
    ի թիկունս առաքել‎ ― i tʿikuns aṙakʿel ― to send back, away
  3. back, hind part of an object (e.g. a book)
    թիկունք նաւին‎ ― tʿikunkʿ nawin ― poop of a ship
  4. (in the plural, figuratively) aid, succour, assistance, backing up
    ի թիկունս հասանել, կալ, իջանել‎ ― i tʿikuns hasanel, kal, iǰanel ― to fly to the rescue, to send aid or reinforcements, to give a helping hand
    թիկունս առնել/թիկունս օգնականութեան առնել‎ ― tʿikuns aṙnel/tʿikuns ōgnakanutʿean aṙnel ― to form an alliance, to enter into an alliance, to confide in, to recur to, to rely on
    զթիկունս հաստ առնել‎ ― ztʿikuns hast aṙnel ― to strengthen one's self, to be reinforced

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References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “թեկն”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “թեկն”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “թեկն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy