լուսն

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian լուսն (lusn); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

լուսն (lusn)

  1. cataract

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The original meaning must have been “white(ness), white/shining (thing)”, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-, whence also լոյս (loys). Compare Ancient Greek λεύκωμα (leúkōma, white spot in the eye).

Noun[edit]

լուսն (lusn)

  1. a white spot on one’s eye

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “լուսն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “լուսն”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “լոյս”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 320