ծիծառն

Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ծիծեռն (ciceṙn) (ciceṙn)
  • ծիծեառն (ciceaṙn) (ciceaṙn)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵoi-ǵar-n-, reduplication of *ǵār- (voice, exclamation). Cognate with Ossetian зар (zar, song), Ancient Greek γῆρυς (gērus, voice), Latin garrio (to chatter), Old English cearu (English care).

NounEdit

ծիծառն (cicaṙn) (singular genitive ծիծառան, plural genitive ծիծառանց, plural ծիծառունք)

  1. swallow (bird)
    վայրի ծիծառնvayri cicaṙn — marten, martlet
    ձագ ծիծառանjag cicaṙan — young swallow
    ծիծառն ճչէcicaṙn ččʿē — the swallow twitters
    ծիծռան ծաղիկcicṙan całik — celandine, swallow-wort
    մի ծիծառն ոչ բերէ գարունmi cicaṙn očʿ berē garun — one swallow does not make spring; one bee makes no swarm
  2. nightingale
  3. (astronomy) name of a constellation

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ReferencesEdit

  • ծիծառն in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ծիծառն 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, page 341
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