պատուհան

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian պատուհան (patuhan); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

պատուհան (patuhan)

  1. window
  2. (rare) cupboard made in a wall
  3. window sill
  4. (dialectal) skylight (an opening in the ceiling for letting in light)

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • պատուհան in Ēduard Ałayan (1976), Ardi hayereni bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Modern Armenian], in 2 vols, Yerevan: Hayastan

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Judging from some dialectal variants the earlier form must have been *պատուրհան (*paturhan). Folk etymology explains the word as պատ (pat) + հանել (hanel), i.e. “a hole in the wall”.

Noun[edit]

պատուհան (patuhan

  1. window; dormer window; skylight
    վանդակ պատուհանիvandak patuhani ― blinds, Venetian blinds
    պատուհանք բացան երկնիցpatuhankʿ bacʿan erknicʿ ― it rains pailfuls
    կարկառել ընդ պատուհաննkarkaṙel ənd patuhann ― to lean or look out of window
    հայել ընդ պատուհաննhayel ənd patuhann ― to peep or look in at the window or through the window
  2. wall cabinet, wall closet
  3. sluice, floodgate
  4. chimney
  5. (figuratively, in the plural) senses of the body

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • պատուհան in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • պատուհան in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • պատուհան in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University