թեւ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian թեւ (tʿew).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

թեւ (tʿew)

  1. wing
    ինքնաթիռի թեւinkʿnatʿiṙi tʿewwing of an airplane
  2. arm of a human
  3. fin of a fish
  4. (military) wing, flank
  5. (politics) wing

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain.[1]

Perhaps derived from Proto-Indo-European *ptewo-, from *peth₂-, in which case cognate with թեր (tʿer), թերթ (tʿertʿ), թռչիմ (tʿṙčʿim).[2][3]

Noun[edit]

թեւ (tʿew)

  1. wing
    թեւ աղօրեացtʿew ałōreacʿsails of a wind-mill; sweep, fan
    թեւ ձկանցtʿew jkancʿfins of fish
    թեւ զօրացtʿew zōracʿwings of an army
    թեւ հանդերձիցtʿew handerjicʿsleeve of a coat
    թեւ նաւուtʿew nawurudder, oar, or sail of a ship
    թեւ դրանցtʿew drancʿleaf, fold of door
    թեւ տաճարիtʿew tačaritowers of the temple; pyramids
    թեւ գառագղիtʿew gaṙagłiportcullis; greatest door of menagery
    թեւք երկրիtʿewkʿ erkrithe ends of the earth
    թեւս առնուլtʿews aṙnulto have wings, feathers
    թեւս ածելtʿews acelto flutter, to take wing; to fly away
    թեւ ի թեւ, թեւ ի թեւ խառնեալ/յեռեալtʿew i tʿew, tʿew i tʿew xaṙneal/yeṙealarm in arm
    թեւ տալ ումէքtʿew tal umēkʿto give one's arm to
    բանալ, պարզել, հատանել զթեւսbanal, parzel, hatanel ztʿewsto spread the wings
    հատանել զթեւսhatanel ztʿewsto clip or crop (a bird's wings); to fetter or paralyze a person
  2. arm of a human
  3. flight, rush, dash
    թեւք հողմոցtʿewkʿ hołmocʿblow of a wind
  4. (figuratively) wing, protection
    թեւ արկանելtʿew arkanelto extend the wings; to be a protector, to patronize; to obtain possession

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Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: թև (tʿew), թևք (tʿewkʿ)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1973), “թեւ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume II, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, pages 177–178
  2. ^ J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1987) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Literary Period] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 144
  3. ^ J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “թեւ I”, in Vahan Sargsyan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 26a

Further reading[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “թեւ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “թեւ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy