ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian երկան (erkan); see it for more.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

երկան (erkan)

  1. (rare) millstone (each of the stones of a hand-mill)
  2. Alternative form of երկանք (erkankʿ)

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷr(e)h₂-n-. Cognates include Sanskrit ग्रावन् (grāvan), Lithuanian gìrna (millstone), Russian жёрнов (žërnov) and Old English cweorn (English quern).

NounEdit

երկան (erkan)

  1. quern, hand-mill; millstone, grindstone
    երկան իշոյerkan išoymillstone turned by an ass
    վերին երկանverin erkanupper millstone
    ներքին երկանnerkʿin erkanlower millstone

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: երկան (erkan), երկանք (erkankʿ)

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “երկան”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “երկան”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “երկան”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian[1] (pdf), Zagreb, page 7
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 265–266