Open main menu

Wiktionary β

Contents

Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵoy-ǵar-n-, reduplication of *ǵār- (voice, exclamation). Cognate with Ossetian зар (zar, song), Ancient Greek γῆρυς (gêrus, voice), Latin garrio (to chatter), Old English cearu (English care).

NounEdit

ծիծառն (cicaṙn)

  1. swallow (bird)
    վայրի ծիծառնvayri cicaṙnmarten, martlet
    ձագ ծիծառանjag cicaṙanyoung swallow
    ծիծառն ճչէcicaṙn ččʿēthe swallow twitters
    ծիծռան ծաղիկcicṙan całikcelandine, swallow-wort
    մի ծիծառն ոչ բերէ գարունmi cicaṙn očʿ berē garunone swallow does not make spring; one bee makes no swarm
  2. nightingale
  3. (astronomy) name of a constellation

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ծիծառն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ծիծառն”, 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 341