See also: маљ

Avar Edit

Alternative forms Edit

Etymology Edit

Akin to Bezhta милъо (milˢo) and Hinukh молъу (moλu), maybe also to Chechen мӏара (mˀara) and Old Armenian մագիլ (magil).

Noun Edit

малъ (malˢ) (plural малъал)

  1. nail (on fingers)
  2. claw
  3. hoof

References Edit

  • Nikolaev, Sergei L.; Starostin, Sergei A. (1994), “*mɦǟƛă (~-ǝ̆)”, in A North Caucasian Etymological Dictionary, Moscow: Asterisk Publishers
  • Saidova, P. A. (1999), “малъ”, in Диалектологический словарь аварского языка [Dialectological dictionary of Avar] (in Russian), Moscow: Nauka, page 245b

Old Church Slavonic Edit

Etymology Edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *malъ.

Adjective Edit

малъ (malŭ) (comparative мьн҄ии)

  1. small

Declension Edit

References Edit

  • S. C. Gardiner, Old church Slavonic: an elementary grammar, Cambridge University Press, 1984.

Old East Slavic Edit

Etymology Edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *malъ.

Adjective Edit

малъ (malŭ)

  1. small

Descendants Edit

References Edit