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Old ArmenianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *múh₂s (mouse) +‎ -կն (-kn), or from *múh₂s-m̥, accusative singular of *múh₂s (mouse).

NounEdit

մուկն (mukn)

  1. mouse
    ազգ մկանցazg mkancʿthe micy tribe
    մուկն մեծmukn mecrat
    մուկն վայրիmukn vayriwood mouse
    մուկն դաշտիmukn daštifield rat
    մուկն ջրայինmukn ǰrayincraber, water rat
    մուկն ալպեանmukn alpeanmarmot
    մուկն լերանցmukn lerancʿmountain rat
    մուկն փարաւոնիmukn pʿarawoniichneumon
    գեղացի եւ քաղաքացի մուկնgełacʿi ew kʿałakʿacʿi muknthe country mouse and the city mouse
    ծակ մկանցcak mkancʿmousehole
    բոյն մկանցboyn mkancʿrat's nest
    աղբ մկանցałb mkancʿmouse dung
    ականատ մկանցakanat mkancʿmousetrap
    որսորդ մկանցorsord mkancʿrat catcher, mouse hunter; mouser
    որսորդութիւն մկանցorsordutʿiwn mkancʿmousehunt
    մուկն որսալmukn orsalto mouse, to catch a mouse
    մուկն չչէmukn čʿčʿēthe mouse squeaks
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DescendantsEdit
  • Armenian: մուկ (muk)

Etymology 2Edit

Of the same origin as the above word. The sense development “mouse” > “muscle” happened already in Proto-Indo-European: compare Ancient Greek μῦς (mûs, mouse; muscle), Latin mūsculus (muscle), from mūs (mouse), Russian мышца (myšca), from мышь (myšʹ). The word մկան (mkan, back) has the same origin.

NounEdit

մուկն (mukn)

  1. (usually in the plural, anatomy) muscle
DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մուկն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մուկն”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մուկն”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian[1] (pdf), Zagreb, page 9
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 484