վիզ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian վիզ ‎(viz).

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Noun[edit]

վիզ ‎(viz)

  1. neck
  2. (rare) isthmus

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Usually considered a word of unknown origin, but according to J̌ahukyan and Bailey this is an Iranian borrowing. Compare Avestan [script needed] ‎(nivizaiti, attaches), from the base *viz-, *vaez- ‎(to attach, bind), which goes back to Proto-Indo-European *weyǵ(ʰ)- and is cognate with Lithuanian výžti ‎(to plait), Russian вязать ‎(vjazatʹ), Old Prussian winsus ‎(neck); ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wey- ‎(to turn): the neck is the “turning limb”.

On the other hand, Martirosyan tentatively suggests a common substrate origin for վիզ ‎(viz), օձիք ‎(ōjikʿ), dialectal խզ- ‎(xz-), խուզ- ‎(xuz-) and Ancient Greek αὐχήν ‎(aukhḗn).

Noun[edit]

վիզ ‎(viz)

  1. neck
    վիզ ամբառնալ‎ ― viz ambaṙnal ― to become rebellious, proud, insubordinate

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “վիզ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “վիզ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “վիզ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “վիզ”, in Sargsyan, Vahan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5, page 711a
  • Bailey, H. W. (1979), “vīysānvā”, in Dictionary of Khotan Saka, Cambridge, London, New York, Melbourne: Cambridge University press, page 387b
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “awji-k‘”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 154