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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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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