Gamishgut is a village in the Borchali uezd of the former Tiflis governorate, later in the former Boyuk Garakilsa (Gugark) district, and currently in the Lori province. The provincial centre lies 21 km to the northeast of the town of Vanadzor (Boyuk Garakilsa), on the right bank of the Pambak River, at a height of 1,000 m above sea level. The village was initially inhabited by Azerbaijanis, and following the settlement of Armenians in the region, the population gradually left the village.

The toponym was coined by combing the name of the plant “gamish” (reed) and the “kotan” (gut) used in Old Turkic to mean “a place where sheep are kept nearby the village, settlement”. It means “a place made of reeds for keeping sheep”.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 3 January 1935, the village was renamed “Yeghegnut”. According to the law “On the administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Armenia” dated 7 November 1995, it was integrated into the administrative area of the Lori province.

Geographical coordinates: latitude: 40°54’ N., longitude: 44°37’ E.