բութ

ArmenianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Dialectal development of Old Armenian բոյթ (boytʿ).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

բութ (butʿ)

  1. (anatomy) thumb
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Armenian բութ (butʿ).

AdjectiveEdit

բութ (butʿ) (superlative ամենաբութ)

  1. stupid, slow-witted, obtuse
  2. dull, blunt, not sharp
    Synonym: գուլ (gul)
  3. (geometry, of an angle) obtuse
    Antonym: սուր (sur)
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NounEdit

բութ (butʿ)

  1. The ՝ sign, also called Armenian comma, which is used in Armenian to indicate a pause longer than a ստորակետ (storaket, comma) and shorter than a միջակետ (miǰaket) or վերջակետ (verǰaket, period/full stop).
DeclensionEdit

Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ačaṙyan derives from Proto-Indo-European *bʰut-, with cognates only in Germanic: Dutch bot, Danish but, Low German butt (blunt, clumsy), etc.[1][2] For the Germanic cognates see *buttaz.

AdjectiveEdit

բութ (butʿ)

  1. stupid, slow-witted, obtuse
  2. dull, blunt, not sharp
  3. (of accent) grave
  4. (geometry, of an angle) obtuse

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

բութ (butʿ)

  1. the ՝ punctuation mark, also called Armenian grave accent

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DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: բութ (butʿ)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ačaṙyan, Hračʿya (1940) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun [History of the Armenian Language] (in Armenian), volume I, Yerevan: University Press, pages 42–43
  2. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971), “բութ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume I, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, pages 479–480

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