քիմք

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian քիմք ‎(kʿimkʿ); see it for more.

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Noun[edit]

քիմք ‎(kʿimkʿ)

  1. palate
  2. (figuratively) liking, caprice, fancy

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷem- ‎(to swallow) +‎ ‎(-kʿ). Cognates include Sanskrit चमति ‎(camati, to sip, to drink), Persian چم ‎(čam, eating and drinking), کام ‎(kām, palate), Icelandic hvoma ‎(to swallow).

Noun[edit]

քիմք ‎(kʿimkʿpl 

  1. palate
    լեզու նորա ի քիմս իւր կցեցաւ‎ ― lezu nora i kʿims iwr kcʿecʿaw ― his tongue clove to his palate
    ընդ քիմս ժպտիլ‎ ― ənd kʿims žptil ― to laugh constrainedly, from the teeth outward
  2. (figuratively) liking, caprice, fancy
    ընդ քմաց‎ ― ənd kʿmacʿ ― by whim, humorously, capriciously, fantastically
    ի քմաց‎ ― i kʿmacʿ ― according to one's fancy, liking, etc.

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References[edit]

  • քիմք in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • քիմք in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • քիմք in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]