ճանճ

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Armenian[edit]

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From Old Armenian ճանճ (čanč).

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ճանճ (čanč)

  1. fly (insect)

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A Zan borrowing. Compare Mingrelian ჭანჯი (č̣anǯi), ჭანდი (č̣andi), Laz მ-ჭაჯი (m-č̣aǯi, fly), Old Georgian მ-წერი (m-c̣eri, fly; insect). Klimov reconstructs Proto-Kartvelian *mc̣₁er- for these.

Noun[edit]

ճանճ (čanč)

  1. fly (insect)
    • 5th century, Bible, Ecclesiastes 10.1
      Ճանճք մեռեալք զազրացուցանեն զեւղս անուշունս []
      Čančkʿ meṙealkʿ zazracʿucʿanen zewłs anušuns []
      Dead flies make the perfumer’s ointment give off a stench
    եղանակ ճանճիցełanak čančicʿfly-time
    ծիրտ ճանճիցcirt čančicʿfly-blow
    սատակիչ ճանճիցsatakičʿ čančicʿfly-bane
    զճանճ փիղ գործելzčanč pʿił gorcelto exaggerate, to make mountains of mole-hills

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References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1977), “ճանճ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume III, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, pages 184–185
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1837), “ճանճ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), volume II, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 170c
  • Klimov, G. A. (1964) Etimologičeskij slovarʹ kartvelʹskix jazykov [Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages] (in Russian), Moscow: USSR Academy of Sciences, page 141
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ճանճ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 437b
  • Riabinin, Michel (1898), “Notes de lexicographie géorgienne. Examen du matériel emprunté”, in Mémoires de la Société de Linguistique de Paris[1], volume X, page 21
  • Shanidze A. (1981) txzulebani tormeṭ ṭomad [Works in Twelve Volumes], volume II, Tbilisi: Metsniereba Publishers, page 493