ռունգն

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *srungʰ- and cognate with Ancient Greek ῥύγχος ‎(rhúnkhos).

Noun[edit]

ռունգն ‎(ṙungn)

  1. nose
  2. (in the plural) nose; nostrils
    իբրեւ աղօտ իմն շունչ ի յըռնգունս ունէին‎ ― ibrew ałōt imn šunčʿ i yəṙnguns unēin ― they were at the last gasp
  3. (figuratively) door leaf, door wing
  4. (figuratively) hinge

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Usage notes[edit]

The word was used more often in its plural form ռնգունք ‎(ṙngunkʿ) rather than in singular.

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ռունգն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ռունգն”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935