պորտ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian պորտ (port).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

պորտ (port)

  1. navel
  2. (by extension) belly
  3. (figuratively) generation, descent

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Has been compared to Proto-Slavic *bedro (thigh) and derived from Proto-Indo-European *bod-ro-, from *bed- (to swell (?)), but the meanings do not match.[1][2][3][4]

Noun[edit]

պորտ (port)

  1. navel
    պորտ ի վեր, պորտ յորսայսport i ver, port yorsayssupinely, with one's face upward
  2. (by extension) belly
    պորտոյ ծառայportoy caṙayslave to one's belly, gourmand, greedy-gut
    Synonyms: որովայն (orovayn), փոր (pʿor)
  3. (figuratively) middle, centre
  4. (figuratively, architecture) keystone of an arch
  5. (figuratively) generation, descent

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1979), “պորտ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume IV, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 101
  2. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 96
  3. ^ Olsen, Birgit Anette (1999) The noun in Biblical Armenian: origin and word-formation: with special emphasis on the Indo-European heritage (Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs; 119), Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, page 942
  4. ^ J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “պորտ”, in Vahan Sargsyan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 642

Further reading[edit]

  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1837), “պորտ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), volume II, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 660a
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “պորտ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 617a