կուռն

Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

The origin is uncertain.[1] The basic meaning may be ‘curved/bending body-part’ and the word may be related to կռթունք (kṙtʿunkʿ), կոր (kor), կրուկն (krukn).[2]

NounEdit

կուռն (kuṙn)

  1. back
    զկուռս տալ որմոյzkuṙs tal ormoyto lean against a wall
  2. side
    առ կռան կալaṙ kṙan kalto be near, present
    մերձ առ կռան կայmerj aṙ kṙan kayit is not far distant
  3. joint between the shoulder and arm

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: կուռ (kuṙ)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “կուռն”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, a reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  2. ^ Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 382

Further readingEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “կուռն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “կուռն”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy