Armenian

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Etymology

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From Old Armenian արգանդ (argand).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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արգանդ (argand)

  1. womb, uterus
    Synonym: (dialectal) տղաման (tġaman)

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Old Armenian

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Etymology

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The origin is uncertain.

Ačaṙyan takes the root to be *արգ- (*arg-), found also in արգահատեմ (argahatem), and derives it from Proto-Indo-European *arkʷ-, with Welsh arffed (lap) and Scottish Gaelic arcuinn (cow's udder) as cognates.[1][2] J̌ahukyan derived the ending -անդ (-and) from the Proto-Indo-European *-ti- suffix with a preceding -- element.[3]

Lagarde connects with Persian ارغند (arğand).[4]

Still others connect the word with Proto-Slavic *grǫdь (breast).

Noun

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արգանդ (argand)

  1. womb, uterus
    փող, անցք արգանդիpʻoł, ancʻkʻ argandivagina

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Descendants

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  • Armenian: արգանդ (argand)

References

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  1. ^ Ačaṙyan, Hračʻya (1940) Hayocʻ lezvi patmutʻyun [History of the Armenian Language] (in Armenian), volume I, Yerevan: University Press, pages 38–39
  2. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʻeay (1971–1979) “արգանդ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, a reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  3. ^ J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998) “-անդ(ն)”, in Hin hayereni verǰacancʻneri cagumə [The Origin of Old Armenian Suffixes] (Hayocʻ lezvi hamematakan kʻerakanutʻyan harcʻer; 2) (in Armenian), Yerevan: Anania Širakacʻi, pages 5–48
  4. ^ Lagarde, Paul de (1877) Armenische Studien (in German), Göttingen: Dieterich, § 236, page 20

Further reading

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  • Awetikʻean, G., Siwrmēlean, X., Awgerean, M. (1836–1837) “արգանդ”, in Nor baṙgirkʻ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) “argand”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden and Boston: Brill, page 131
  • Petrosean, Matatʻeay (1879) “արգանդ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʻ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy