պոչ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian պոչ ‎(počʿ).

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Noun[edit]

պոչ ‎(počʿ)

  1. tail (of an animal)
  2. end, tail
  3. handle
  4. queue, line
  5. (botany) pedicle

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Since de Lagarde connected with Sanskrit पुच्छ ‎(púččha, tail, the hinder part). Pokorny derives the latter from Proto-Indo-European *pū̆k-, *peuk- ‎(thick-haired, bushy (bushy tail)), without mentioning the Armenian. Ačaṙean considers the similarity with the Sanskrit word accidental because Proto-Indo-European initial *p- would not yield Armenian պ- ‎(p-), and leaves the origin open.

J̌ahukyan derives from Proto-Indo-European *bowokyo- with a question mark, a supposed derivative of the root *b(e)u-, *bʰ(e)ū̆- ‎(to swell, puff), with such cognates as Latin bucca ‎(cheek) and Swedish puk ‎(swelling, lump, growth, tubers). See Pokorny for this root, without the Armenian.

For the sense development ‘tail’ → ‘penis’ Ačaṙean compares Chagatai [script needed] ‎(kotak, tail; penis).

Noun[edit]

պոչ ‎(počʿ

  1. tail
  2. (figuratively) penis

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References[edit]

  • պոչ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • պոչ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Paul de Lagarde (Boetticher) (1850), Vergleichung der armenischen Consonanten mit denen des Sanskrit. In: ZDMG, 4: 347–369, page 361
  • Paul de Lagarde (Boetticher) (1851), Arica, Halle: J.F. Lippert, § 187, page 73
  • Paul de Lagarde (1854), Zur Urgeschichte der Armenier: ein philologischer Versuch, Berlin: W. Hertz, § 968, page 35
  • Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, volume II, page 849
  • Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, volume I, pages 98, 100
  • պոչ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan], volume I, page 98
  • Geworg J̌ahukyan (1987), Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Literary Period], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 115
  • պոչ in Geworg J̌ahukyan (ed. by Vahan Sargsyan) (2010), Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary], Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5, page 641b