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աղու

ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian աղու (ału); see it for more.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

աղու (ału)

  1. agreeable, pleasant, nice; sweet
  2. (figuratively) pretending to be nice, knavish

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From աղ (, salt) +‎ -ու (-u). For the sense development compare Russian сладкий (sladkij), which is related to соль (solʹ).

AdjectiveEdit

աղու (ału) (indeclinable

  1. soft, sweet, agreeable, affable
  2. delicious, tender, delicate
  3. (figuratively) knavish, dodge, pretending to be nice

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • աղու in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • աղու in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • աղ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University