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EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Ancient Greek σπλήν (splḗn), Latin liēn, Sanskrit प्लिहन् (plihan), Avestan 𐬯𐬞𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬰𐬀𐬥(spərəzan), Lithuanian blužnìs, Old Church Slavonic слѣзена (slězena) (Russian селезёнка (selezjónka)). Despite formal problems, which are usually explained through tabuistic sound replacements, all these forms obviously point to a Proto-Indo-European term.[1]

NounEdit

փայծաղն (pʿaycałn)

  1. (anatomy) spleen

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 647

Further readingEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “փայծաղն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “փայծաղն”, 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