տորդիկ

ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

A modern learned creation from Italian tordo +‎ -իկ (-ik). Probably invented by the Mechitarists of Venice. The earliest attestation is from 1750, in a translation of Antoine Goudin's Philosophia [1] made by Vrtʿanēs Askēreancʿ.

Based on a passage in Philo,[1] some have misunderstood տորդիկ (tordik) as an Old Armenian word, but տորդիկ-ք (tordik-kʿ) was added there as a gloss by the modern editor.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

տորդիկ (tordik) (rare, dated)

  1. thrush
    Synonym: կեռնեխ (keṙnex)

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay, “տորդիկ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words]‎[2] (in Armenian), volume IV, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, 1979, page 422b
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg, “տորդիկ”, in Vahan Sargsyan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary]‎[3] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, 2010
  • Norayr N. Biwzandacʿi, “grive”, in Baṙagirkʿ i gałłierēn lezuē i hayerēn [Dictionary from the French Language into Armenian]‎[4], Constantinople: A. H. Boyajian Press, 1884, page 619a
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V., “տորդիկ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English]‎[5], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, 1879

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Awgereancʿ, Mkrtičʿ, Pʿiloni Ebrayecʿwoy bankʿ erekʿ čʿew i loys əncayealkʿ. A. B. Yałags naxaxnamutʿean. G. Yałags kendaneacʿ [Philonis Judaei sermones tres hactenus inediti. I et II De Providentia, et III De Animalibus], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, 1822, page 128