Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃orǵʰ-i- +‎ (-kʿ). Cognates include Ancient Greek ὄρχις (órkhis), Avestan 𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬰𐬌(ǝrǝzi, testicles), Hittite [script needed] (arki-, testicle), Albanian herdhe, and Middle Irish uirgge (testicle). See also որձ (orj), յորձ (yorj). Proto-Georgian-Zan *werʒ₁- may be an Armenian borrowing.

NounEdit

որձիք (orjikʿpl

  1. testicles

Usage notesEdit

The singular *որձի (*orji) is not attested.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “որձ”, 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
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “*orj-i-”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 538