պուկ

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Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Ačaṙyan leaves the origin of the word open.

According to J̌ahukyan, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *bʰug-, zero-grade of *bʰewg-, *bʰewgʰ- ‎(to bend), whence Sanskrit भुज ‎(bhúja, arm; trunk of an elephant). He assumes that the original meaning was "neck" (i.e. the turning organ) and for the sense development compares Latin collum ‎(neck), Proto-Germanic *halsaz ‎(neck) from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- ‎(to turn); also Russian шея ‎(šeja) against Serbo-Croatian ошијати ‎(to turn around). Finally, J̌ahukyan does not exclude the possibility of contamination of the sense "neck" with the sense "throat" deriving from *bʰewg- ‎(to consume) (see բուծանեմ ‎(bucanem) for this root).

Noun[edit]

պուկ ‎(puk) ‎(genitive singular պըկի or պուկի)

  1. throat

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Łazaryan, Ṙ. S.; Avetisyan, H. M. (2009), “պուկ”, in Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 660
  • Norayr N. Biwzandacʿi (1884), “gorge”, in Baṙagirkʿ i gałłierēn lezuē i hayerēn [Dictionary from the French Language into Armenian], Constantinople: A. H. Boyajian Press, page 605b
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971), “բուկ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume I, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935, page 482b
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1991), “Stugabanutʿyunner [Etymologies]”, in Patma-banasirakan handes [Historical-Philological Journal][1] (in Armenian), issue 2, page 37
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “բուկ”, in Sargsyan, Vahan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5, page 139a