քիմք

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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 կցեցաւlezu nora i kʿims iwr kcʿecʿawhis tongue clove to his palate
    ընդ քիմս ժպտիլənd kʿims žptilto laugh constrainedly, from the teeth outward
  2. (figuratively) liking, caprice, fancy
    ընդ քմացənd kʿmacʿby whim, humorously, capriciously, fantastically
    ի քմացi kʿmacʿaccording to one's fancy, liking, etc.

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “քիմք”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “քիմք”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “քիմք”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press