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 ունենալ‎ ― mec kʿitʿ unenal ― to have a big nose
    քիթը կախել‎ ― kʿitʿə kaxel ― to frown, to be gloomy
    քիթը քչփորել‎ ― kʿitʿə kʿčʿpʿorel ― to 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։
      Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
    քիթ կենդանեաց‎ ― kʿitʿ kendaneacʿ ― snout, muzzle
    մեծ քիթ‎ ― mec kʿitʿ ― a large, big or bottle nose
    փոքր քիթ‎ ― pʿokʿr kʿitʿ ― a little nose
    սրածայր քիթ‎ ― sracayr kʿitʿ ― a pointed nose
    շրջեալ քիթ‎ ― šrǰeal kʿitʿ ― a turned up nose
    տափակ քիթ‎ ― tapʿak kʿitʿ ― a snub or flat nose
    զքիթս ի վեր տանել‎ ― zkʿitʿs i ver tanel ― to turn up the nose, to look scornful, haughty
    այսրէն ընդ քիթսն դառնալ‎ ― aysrēn ənd kʿitʿsn daṙnal ― to get into the nose, to go the wrong way in swallowing
  2. (figuratively) edge of a pointed object

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Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: քիթ ‎(kʿitʿ)

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