պինչ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian պինչ (pinčʿ); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

պինչ (pinčʿ)

  1. (dialectal) nose
  2. (dialectal) nostril
  3. (dialectal) muzzle, snout

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Compare Georgian პინჩვი (ṗinčvi, nostrils), Ossetian фындз (fynʒ, nose), Abkhaz а-ҧынҵа (ā-pənc̣ā, nose). Compare also Kabardian фӏыншэ (f̣ənšă, palate) and Egyptian

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fnḏ (nose). According to Hübschmann, the Caucasian words are borrowed from Armenian, which would fit if the final syllable -vi in Georgian პინჩვი (ṗinčvi, nostrils) reflected prehistoric Armenian dual number, found also in պինչ-վը-ներ (pinčʿ-və-ner), read pinčʿ-vi-ner, of Erzurum dialect.

Noun[edit]

պինչ (pinčʿ)

  1. the nostrils

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “պինչ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “պինչ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “պինչ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Awgerean, Mkrtičʿ (1865), “մինչք”, in Aṙjeṙn baṙaran haykaznean lezui [Pocket Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Armenian), corrected and expanded by Čēlalean, Grigor, 2nd edition, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy