պոչ

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Armenian[edit]

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From Old Armenian պոչ ‎(počʿ).

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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 the Armenian word is often connected with Sanskrit पुच्छ ‎(púččha, tail, the hinder part), which Pokorny derives from Proto-Indo-European *pū̆k-, *peuk- ‎(thick-haired, bushy (bushy tail)). Pokorny correctly does not mention the Armenian similarity, because Proto-Indo-European initial *p- would not yield Armenian պ- ‎(p-). Also Ačaṙean considers the similarity with the Sanskrit word accidental 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).

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պոչ ‎(počʿ)

  1. tail
  2. (figuratively) penis

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