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ArmenianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

շունչ ‎(šunčʿ)

  1. breath
  2. breathing, respiration
  3. soul, person
  4. light breeze
  5. (music) pause

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DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably of onomatopoeic origin.

NounEdit

շունչ ‎(šunčʿ)

  1. breath, puff; respiration
    շունչ կլանել, առնուլ‎ ― šunčʿ klanel, aṙnul ― to breathe, to take breath, to recover one's breath, to respire; to repose, to rest, to take a little breath or respite
    շունչ առնուլ լիաբերան‎ ― šunčʿ aṙnul liaberan ― to breathe freely; to draw a long breath
    հատանիլ շնչոյ‎ ― hatanil šnčʿoy ― to lose breath
    ի շունչ վախճանին հասանել‎ ― i šunčʿ vaxčanin hasanel ― to be near to one's last breath
    ցշունչ վախճանին‎ ― cʿšunčʿ vaxčanin ― to one's last gasp
    շունչ վախճանին չեւ էր հասեալ‎ ― šunčʿ vaxčanin čʿew ēr haseal ― he had not yet yielded his last breath
    ընդ վախճանել շնչոյն‎ ― ənd vaxčanel šnčʿoyn ― while expiring
    մինչեւ ի վերջին շունչն‎ ― minčʿew i verǰin šunčʿn ― to the last moment
    ի յետին շունչն հասեալ է‎ ― i yetin šunčʿn haseal ē ― he is at his last breath, in the pangs of death
    ցյետին շունչ կենաց իմոց‎ ― cʿyetin šunčʿ kenacʿ imocʿ ― to the last moment of my life
    ի մի շունչ կլանել‎ ― i mi šunčʿ klanel ― to swallow in one gulp, at a draught
  2. spirit, soul, life, person
    միով շնչով‎ ― miov šnčʿov ― unanimously, with one accord
    ամենայն շունչ կենդանի‎ ― amenayn šunčʿ kendani ― all that has life; every living soul
  3. wind, breeze
    ի շունչ հողմոյ գեղածփեալ‎ ― i šunčʿ hołmoy gełacpʿeal ― at the mercy of the winds

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “շունչ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “շունչ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “շունչ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
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