մոծակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian մոծակ (mocak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

մոծակ (mocak)

  1. gnat, mosquito

Declension[edit]


Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ačaṙean considers this a Northeast Caucasian borrowing: compare Udi моцӏакӏ (moc̣aḳ), dialectal Avar мучак (mučak), Lezgi мичек (miček), Budukh мичек (miček), Lak мичӏак (mič̣ak, mosquito), Khinalug мичаьг (mičäg, fly).[1]

Noun[edit]

մոծակ (mocak)

  1. mosquito

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1977), “մոծակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume III, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 341ab

Further reading[edit]

  • Łazaryan, Ṙ. S.; Avetisyan, H. M. (2009), “մոծակ”, in Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press