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ArmenianEdit

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

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ծիածան”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ծիածան”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ծիածան”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 339