պիստակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian պիստակ (pistak). Doublet of ֆստըխ (fstəx) and ֆիստաշկա (fistaška).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

պիստակ (pistak)

  1. pistachio (fruit)
    Synonyms: ֆստըխ (fstəx), ֆիստաշկա (fistaška)

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Iranian *pistak. See Middle Persian pstk' (pistag).

Noun[edit]

պիստակ (pistak)

  1. pistachio (the fruit of Pistacia)
    • 7th century, Anania Širakacʿi, Ašxarhacʿoycʿ [Geography] :
      Աղձնիք ունի [] եւ գազպէն, եւ մեղր եւ մշտամիրգ, եւ պիստակ, եւ երկաթ, եւ նաւթ։
      Ałjnikʿ uni [] ew gazpēn, ew mełr ew mštamirg, ew pistak, ew erkatʿ, ew nawtʿ.

Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: պիստակ (pistak)

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, Matatʿeay (1879) “պիստակ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G., Siwrmēlean, X., Awgerean, M. (1836–1837) “պիստակ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ġazarean, Ṙ. S. (2000) “պիստակ”, in Tʿosunean G. B., editor, Grabari baṙaran [Dictionary of Old Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: University Press
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1979) “պիստակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, a reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, volume IV, Yerevan: University Press, page 85ab