Tighit is a village in the Echmiadzin uezd of the Iravan governorate, later in the former Ashtarak district, and currently in the Kotayk province. The provincial centre lies 26 km to the southwest of the town of Akhta (Hrazdan), at a height of 1,600 m above sea level. From 1972, it had been within the former Nairi district. Its name was noted as “Tegit” in “The Iravan Province Review Book”, as “Tighit “ on the five-verst map of the Caucasus. It is noted as “Tghit” in the works of Armenian authors.

The village was solely inhabited by Azerbaijanis: 92 in 1831, 217 in 1873, 241 in 1886, 333 in 1897, 410 in 1908, 488 in 1914 and 512 Azerbaijanis in 1916. In 1918 the Azerbaijanis were massacred or deported, and the Armenians removed from Türkiye were settled in the village. At present, only Armenians live there.

The toponym was coined by adding “it” which is a phoentic form of the plural suffix “-ut” to the ethnonym “Tug” (“Tigh” is a form of the ethnonym “Tug”) which belongs to the Gipchag Turkic tribe and means “a village where the Tughs live”, “a place of residence of the Tughs, a village of the Tughs”.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 30 July 1980, it was renamed “Teghenik”. 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 Kotayk province.

Geographic coordinates:latitude 40°25’ N., longitude 44°34’ E.