քիթ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian քիթ (kʿitʿ); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

քիթ (kʿitʿ)

  1. (anatomy) nose
    մեծ քիթ ունենալmec kʿitʿ unenalto have a big nose
    քիթը կախելkʿitʿə kaxelto frown, to be gloomy
    քիթը քչփորելkʿitʿə kʿčʿpʿorelto pick one's nose
  2. (figuratively) the tip of something
  3. (figuratively) the prow of the ship

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is unknown.

Asatrian discovered a parallel in Khinalug кӏыт-ы́р (ḳɨt-ɨ́r, nose), for which a native North Caucasian origin has been proposed (see there). If that is correct, then քիթ (kʿitʿ) is a Northeast Caucasian borrowing.

Noun[edit]

քիթ (kʿitʿ)

  1. nose, snout, muzzle
    • 5th century, Bible, Job 40.21
      Եթէ կապիցե՞ս անուր ի քիթս նորա, անցուցանիցե՞ս դանդանաւանդ ընդ կզակս նորա։
      Etʿē kapicʿe?s anur i kʿitʿs nora, ancʿucʿanicʿe?s dandanawand ənd kzaks nora.
      Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
    քիթ կենդանեացkʿitʿ kendaneacʿsnout, muzzle
    մեծ քիթmec kʿitʿa large, big or bottle nose
    փոքր քիթpʿokʿr kʿitʿa little nose
    սրածայր քիթsracayr kʿitʿa pointed nose
    շրջեալ քիթšrǰeal kʿitʿa turned up nose
    տափակ քիթtapʿak kʿitʿa snub or flat nose
    զքիթս ի վեր տանելzkʿitʿs i ver tanelto turn up the nose, to look scornful, haughty
    այսրէն ընդ քիթսն դառնալaysrēn ənd kʿitʿsn daṙnalto get into the nose, to go the wrong way in swallowing
  2. (figuratively) edge of a pointed object

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References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1979), “քիթ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume IV, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, pages 577–578
  • Asatrian, Garnik (2014), “‘Nose’ in Armenian”, in Iran and the Caucasus[1], volume 18, issue 2, pages 147–148
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “քիթ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “քիթ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “քիթ II”, in Sargsyan, Vahan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 783