ունչ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ունչ(unčʿ); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ունչ ‎(unčʿ)

  1. (archaic) nose; nostril
  2. (archaic) moustache

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Noun[edit]

ունչ ‎(unčʿ)

  1. nose; nostril
    սրբել զունչս‎ ― srbel zunčʿs ― to blow one's nose
    ունչս առնել, ունել, ընկենուլ, յընչաց քերել‎ ― unčʿs aṙnel, unel, ənkenul, yənčʿacʿ kʿerel ― to turn up one's nose at, to snap one's fingers at, to set at nought or at defiance, to take no notice of, to make no account of, to set light by, to despise, to scorn, to quiz, to laugh at, to ridicule
  2. moustache
    զընչօք առնել‎ ― zənčʿōkʿ aṙnel ― to trim one's mustaches, to twirl the mustaches

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Usage notes[edit]

Usually used in the plural: ունչք(unčʿkʿ).

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ունչք”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ունչ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ունչ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935