մուկն

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *muh₂s ‎(mouse) +‎ -կն ‎(-kn), or from *muh₂s-m, accusative singular of *muh₂s ‎(mouse).

Noun[edit]

մուկն ‎(mukn)

  1. mouse
    ազգ մկանց‎ ― azg mkancʿ ― the micy tribe
    մուկն մեծ‎ ― mukn mec ― rat
    մուկն վայրի‎ ― mukn vayriwood mouse
    մուկն դաշտի‎ ― mukn dašti ― field rat
    մուկն ջրային‎ ― mukn ǰrayin ― craber, water rat
    մուկն ալպեան‎ ― mukn alpean ― marmot
    մուկն լերանց‎ ― mukn lerancʿ ― mountain rat
    մուկն փարաւոնի‎ ― mukn pʿarawoniichneumon
    գեղացի եւ քաղաքացի մուկն‎ ― gełacʿi ew kʿałakʿacʿi mukn ― the country mouse and the city mouse
    ծակ մկանց‎ ― cak mkancʿ ― mousehole
    բոյն մկանց‎ ― boyn mkancʿ ― rat's nest
    աղբ մկանց‎ ― ałb mkancʿ ― mouse dung
    ականատ մկանց‎ ― akanat mkancʿ ― mousetrap
    որսորդ մկանց‎ ― orsord mkancʿ ― rat catcher, mouse hunter; mouser
    որսորդութիւն մկանց‎ ― orsordutʿiwn mkancʿ ― mousehunt
    մուկն որսալ‎ ― mukn orsal ― to mouse, to catch a mouse
    մուկն չչէ‎ ― mukn čʿčʿē ― the mouse squeaks
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Etymology 2[edit]

Of the same origin as the above word. The sense development “mouse” > “muscle” happened already in Proto-Indo-European: compare Ancient Greek μῦς ‎(mûs, mouse; muscle), Latin mūsculus ‎(muscle), from mūs ‎(mouse), Russian мышца ‎(myšca), from мышь ‎(myšʹ). The word մկան ‎(mkan, back) has the same origin.

Noun[edit]

մուկն ‎(mukn)

  1. (usually in the plural, anatomy) muscle
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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մուկն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մուկն”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մուկն”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian[1] (pdf), Zagreb, page 9
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 484