ծիծառն

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵoy-ǵar-n-, reduplication of *ǵār- (voice, exclamation). Cognate with Ossetian зар (zar, song), Ancient Greek γῆρυς (gêrus, voice), Latin garrio (to chatter), Old English cearu (English care).

Noun[edit]

ծիծառն (cicaṙn)

  1. swallow (bird)
    վայրի ծիծառնvayri cicaṙnmarten, martlet
    ձագ ծիծառանjag cicaṙanyoung swallow
    ծիծառն ճչէcicaṙn ččʿēthe swallow twitters
    ծիծռան ծաղիկcicṙan całikcelandine, swallow-wort
    մի ծիծառն ոչ բերէ գարունmi cicaṙn očʿ berē garunone swallow does not make spring; one bee makes no swarm
  2. nightingale
  3. (astronomy) name of a constellation

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ծիծառն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ծիծառն”, 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 341