լավաշ

ArmenianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Armenian *լաւաշ (*lawaš), a by-form of լաւշ (lawš), whence Armenian լոշ (loš). The ultimate origin is uncertain. Martirosyan compares լավաշ (lavaš) with dialectal լափ (lapʿ)/լուփ (lupʿ, palm, flat of the hand), լափուկ (lapʿuk)/լեփուկ (lepʿuk, flat, polished stone for playing) and assumes derivation from Proto-Armenian *law-, *lapʿ- (flat), with a suffix -աշ (-aš) found also in մատղաշ (matłaš), perhaps ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *lóHp-eh₂- or *léh₃p-eh₂- and cognate with Old High German lappo (palm, blade of an oar), Russian лапа (lapa).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [lɑˈvɑʃ]
  • Hyphenation: լա‧վաշ

NounEdit

լավաշ (lavaš)

  1. lavash

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ReferencesEdit

  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 305
  • լօշ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
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