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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian ցախ (cʿax).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ցախ (cʿax)

  1. brushwood, dry twigs for fire; firewood
  2. twigs put near a silkworm, on which it starts spinning its silk cocoon

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱokHo-. Cognates include Sanskrit शाखा (śākhā, branch), Gothic 𐌷𐍉𐌷𐌰 (hōha, plough), Old East Slavic соха (soxa, stake, club, brace, plough), Lithuanian šakà (branch), Old Irish géc (branch) and Persian شاخ(šâx, branch).

NounEdit

ցախ (cʿax)

  1. (botany) ash tree or maple tree
  2. branch, twig with leaves
  3. scrub, brush, thicket
  4. brushwood, dry twigs for fire, firewood
  5. (botany) heather
  6. (as an adjective, figuratively) tangled in a dense mass
    ցախ մօրուքcʿax mōrukʿmatted beard

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ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ցախ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ցախ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ցախ”, 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
  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian[1] (pdf), Zagreb, page 11