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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian պսակ (psak); see below.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

պսակ (psak)

  1. wreath, garland
  2. crown
  3. a crown placed on the heads of the bride and the groom during the wedding
  4. wedding
  5. crown of a tooth

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Iranian. Compare Middle Persian 𐫛𐫇𐫘𐫃(pwsg /pusag, pūsag/), Parthian 𐫛𐫇𐫘𐫃(pwsg /pusag, pūsag/, garland), Persian بساک(basâk), پساک(pasâk), Kurdish bisk, بِسک(bisk, bunch, lock of (woman's) hair; bangs).

NounEdit

պսակ (psak)

  1. crown, diadem; wreath, garland
    պսակ ծաղկեայpsak całkeaywreath, garland, chaplet
    պսակ ի փշոյpsak i pʿšoycrown of thorns
    պսակ սրբոցpsak srbocʿhalo, gory, nimbus
    հիւսել պսակhiwsel psakto weave a garland or chaplet
  2. a crown placed on the heads of the bride and the groom during the wedding
  3. nuptials, espousals, marriage, nuptial blessing
    պսակ դնել ումեքpsak dnel umekʿto marry
  4. crown, prize, premium, reward
    պսակ պարծանաց, փառացpsak parcanacʿ, pʿaṙacʿcrown of honour, of glory
  5. coronation, achievement, accomplishment
  6. circle, coping, top, crowning, brim, frame, edge, cornice, parapet, battlement
  7. circle of one year
    պսակ տարւոյpsak tarwoythe course of the year
  8. tonsure
    պսակ դպրացpsak dpracʿtonsure, shaven crown
  9. halo around the sun
    պսակ արեգականpsak aregakanhalo around the sun

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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