ողն

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *olen-, from *Heh₃l-.

Noun[edit]

ողն (ołn)

  1. (anatomy) back; spine, backbone
    բեկանել զողնbekanel zołnto break the spine, to chine
    ողն անկանելołn ankanelto lie down, to lay oneself down, to stretch one's limbs; (figuratively) to neglect, not to care for
    յողն երթալyołn ertʿalto stretch oneself; to stretch out one's arms (in yawning or awaking)
    յողն կալyołn kalto stand erect, to draw oneself up; (figuratively) to grow proud; to become rebellious
    խստացուցանել զողնxstacʿucʿanel zołnto stiffen one's neck, to be proud, stubborn, contumacious
    ողն առնուլołn aṙnulto lean against; (figuratively) to find support
    ողն առնուլ ի վշտացołn aṙnul i vštacʿto breathe from one's troubles, to repose from care or affliction
    ողն բեկանիլołn bekanilto sprain or break one's back or neck; (figuratively) to end in smoke; to become discouraged, disheartened, desponding, to droop
  2. (anatomy) spinal marrow, spinal cord
  3. (figuratively) the upper part of something (e.g. of the sky, mountain, ship, etc.)
    ողն նաւինołn nawindeck of a ship
    ողն երկնիołn erknithe highest heaven
    ողունք երկրիołunkʿ erkriprecipice, declivity; mountains

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Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: ող ()

References[edit]

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