մկան

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Morphologically from Old Armenian մկան (mkan, the back), but semantically from մուկն (mukn, muscle); see both.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

մկան (mkan)

  1. muscle

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Colloquially Russian мускул (múskul) is used instead.


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of the same Proto-Indo-European origin as մուկն (mukn, muscle); see it.

Noun[edit]

մկան (mkan)

  1. fleshy parts of the body (reins, loin, haunch, flank)
  2. (in the plural) the back
  3. (in the plural, figuratively) swell, waves, billows (on the water surface)

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մկան”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մկան”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մկան”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935