ունկն

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From *ուն- (*un-), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ows-, +‎ -կն (-kn). The was added perhaps under the influence of ակն (akn, eye)). The sense of “handle” was formed by association.

Noun[edit]

ունկն (unkn)

  1. ear
    ունկն դնել, մատուցանելunkn dnel, matucʿanelto give one's ear to, to lend an ear to, to listen, to hearken, to be attentive
    խօսել յունկանէxōsel yunkanēto speak in one's ear; to whisper
    ունկն արկանելunkn arkanelto obey
    չդնել յունկանčʿdnel yunkanto disobey
    զոր լուայք յունկանէzor luaykʿ yunkanēwhat has been confided to your year
    եհաս յունկն նորաehas yunkn norait reached even his ears
    ո՛ւնկն դիքúnkn dikʿlisten! attention!
    ունկն եւ բունկնunkn ew bunknheard by hearsay, auricular, doubtful

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The word was a singulative, referring to one ear. For plural ականջք (akanǰkʿ) was used.

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Noun[edit]

ունկն (unkn)

  1. handle (of a cup, jar, door)

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References[edit]

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