ջիլ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ջիլ ‎(ǰil); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ջիլ ‎(ǰil)

  1. tendon, sinew
  2. vein
  3. muscle

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰiHslo-, from *gʷeiH- ‎(sinew). Cognates include Latin filum ‎(thread), Lithuanian gýsla, Proto-Slavic *žila.

Noun[edit]

ջիլ ‎(ǰil)

  1. (anatomy) nerve, sinew (the ancients confused the two tissues)
    ջիլ տեսաբանական‎ ― ǰil tesabanakan ― optic nerve
  2. fibre, string; whip
  3. (figuratively) nerve, sinews, force, vigour
    լուծանիլ ջղաց‎ ― lucanil ǰłacʿ ― to become enervated
    զջիլս հարկանել ուրուք‎ ― zǰils harkanel urukʿ ― to shock a person's nerves, to frighten, to terrify
    զջիլս հատանել ուրուք‎ ― zǰils hatanel urukʿ ― to hurt a person's nerves, to weaken, to enervate

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Usage notes[edit]

In Old Armenian ջիլ ‎(ǰil) and ջիղ ‎(ǰił) meant the same thing.

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ջիլ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ջիլ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ջիլ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian[1] (pdf), Zagreb, page 9