Armenian

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Middle Armenian ճիվ (čiv), from Old Armenian ճիւ (čiw).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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ճիվ (čiv)

  1. (dialectal) leg, shank in humans and in other vertebrates
  2. arm in humans; wing in birds
  3. (broadly) any limb
  4. (dialectal) thigh
  5. (dialectal) pubis

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References

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  • ճիվ”, in Žamanakakicʻ hayocʻ lezvi bacʻatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Contemporary Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, 1969–1980
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2005) “On Armenian čiw ‘shank’”, in Iran and the Caucasus[2], volume 9, number 1, pages 81–84
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʻeay (1971–1979) “ճիւ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, a reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press

Middle Armenian

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Etymology

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From Old Armenian ճիւ (čiw).

Noun

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ճիվ (čiv)

  1. leg, shank
    • 13–14th centuries, Kirakos Episkopos, Govkʻ Tʻṙčʻnocʻ [Praise of Birds] 37–40:[1][2]
      Արագիլ մեծ հաւ ու հով,
      Երկայն ու բարակ ճըվերով,
      Ի ձոր ի վայր գայր խաղալով,
      Գորտներ ու խըլեզ քաղելով։
      Aragil mec haw u hov,
      Erkayn u barak čəverov,
      I jor i vayr gayr xaġalov,
      Gortner u xəlez kʻaġelov.
      • Translation by John A. C. Greppin
        The Stork was large and shadowy,
        With long and thin legs;
        He went sporting down the vale,
        And gathered frogs and lizards.

Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Armenian: ճիվ (čiv)

References

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  1. ^ Mnacʻakanyan, A. Š. (1980) ““Govankʻ Tʻṙčʻnocʻ” taġašarkʻə, nra heġinakə ew žamanakə [The poetic cycle "Praise of Birds", its author and time of creation]”, in Banber Matenadarani [Herald of the Matenadaran]‎[1] (in Armenian), volume 13, Yerevan, page 245 of 232–258
  2. ^ Greppin, John A. C. (1978) Classical and Middle Armenian bird names: A linguistic, taxonomic, and mythological study, Delmar, New York: Caravan Books, page 20

Further reading

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  • Ġazaryan, Ṙ. S., Avetisyan, H. M. (2009) “ճիվ”, in Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2005) “On Armenian čiw ‘shank’”, in Iran and the Caucasus[3], volume 9, number 1, pages 81–84