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EtymologyEdit

From *ուն- (*un-), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ows-, +‎ -կն (-kn). This was added perhaps under the influence of ակն (akn, eye)). The sense of “handle” was formed by association.

NounEdit

ունկն (unkn)

  1. ear
    ունկն դնել, մատուցանելunkn dnel, matucʿanelto give one's ear to, to lend an ear to, to listen, to hearken, to be attentive
    խօսել յունկանէxōsel yunkanēto speak in one's ear; to whisper
    ունկն արկանելunkn arkanelto obey
    չդնել յունկանčʿdnel yunkanto disobey
    զոր լուայք յունկանէzor luaykʿ yunkanēwhat has been confided to your year
    եհաս յունկն նորաehas yunkn norait reached even his ears
    ո՛ւնկն դիքúnkn dikʿlisten! attention!
    ունկն եւ բունկնunkn ew bunknheard by hearsay, auricular, doubtful

Usage notesEdit

The word was a singulative, referring to one ear. For plural ականջք (akanǰkʿ) was used.

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NounEdit

ունկն (unkn)

  1. handle (of a cup, jar, door)

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ReferencesEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ունկն”, 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
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ունկն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ունկն”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy