ծիածան

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ծիածան ‎(ciacan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ծիածան ‎(ciacan)

  1. rainbow
  2. (anatomy) iris

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Martirosyan interprets as “the sign of the Sky/Thunder-god”, assimilated from *տիածան ‎(*tiacan), from Proto-Armenian *Tiw ‎(Sky-god, Thunder-god), compare տիւ ‎(tiw), -ա- ‎(-a-) + *ծան- ‎(*can-, sign, omen), of the same origin as ճանաչեմ ‎(čanačʿem).

Noun[edit]

ծիածան ‎(ciacan

  1. rainbow
  2. halo (of a moon)

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References[edit]

  • ծիածան in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ծիածան in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ծիածան in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 339