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ծիածան

ArmenianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian ծիածան (ciacan).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ծիածան (ciacan)

  1. rainbow
  2. (anatomy) iris

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

The origin is uncertain. Martirosyan interprets as “the sign of the Sky/Thunder-god”, assimilated from *տիածան (*tiacan), from Proto-Armenian *Tiw (Sky-god, Thunder-god), compare տիւ (tiw), -ա- (-a-) + *ծան- (*can-, sign, omen), of the same origin as ճանաչեմ (čanačʿem).

NounEdit

ծիածան (ciacan

  1. rainbow
  2. halo (of a moon)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • ծիածան in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ծիածան in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ծիածան in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 339