Armenian: խճանկար (xčankar)

bragpipes

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Armenian: խճանկար (xčankar)
Does anyone know the etymology of this word? It means mosaic.

Thanks in advance.
 
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  • Ruzanna

    Senior Member
    Russian
    խիճ- gravel, rock metal, rock stone and նկար means "a picture".
    The letter ա here unites two words to make one.
     

    Ruzanna

    Senior Member
    Russian
    You're welcome. And I also wanted to say that here when two words unite the letter ի in the word խիճ drops out.
     
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