որձիք

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃orǵʰ-i- +‎ (-kʿ). Cognates include Ancient Greek ὄρχις (órkhis), Avestan 𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬰𐬌 (ǝrǝzi, testicles), Hittite [script needed] (arki-, testicle), Albanian herdhe, and Middle Irish uirgge (testicle). See also որձ (orj), յորձ (yorj). Proto-Georgian-Zan *werʒ₁- may be an Armenian borrowing.

Noun[edit]

որձիք (orjikʿpl

  1. testicles

Derived terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The singular *որձի (*orji) is not attested.

References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “որձ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “*orj-i-”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 538