ծիծառն

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵoi-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) (singular genitive ծիծառան, plural genitive ծիծառանց, plural ծիծառունք)

  1. swallow (bird)
    վայրի ծիծառնvayri cicaṙn ― marten, martlet
    ձագ ծիծառանjag cicaṙan ― young swallow
    ծիծառն ճչէcicaṙn ččʿē ― the swallow twitters
    ծիծռան ծաղիկcicṙan całik ― celandine, swallow-wort
    մի ծիծառն ոչ բերէ գարունmi cicaṙn očʿ berē garun ― one swallow does not make spring; one bee makes no swarm
  2. nightingale
  3. (astronomy) name of a constellation

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References[edit]

  • ծիծառն in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ծիծառն in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 341