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ArmenianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Armenian աղի (ałi); see it for more.

AdjectiveEdit

աղի (ałi) (superlative ամենաաղի)

  1. (attributive) salt
  2. salted; salty
  3. (figuratively) bitter, miserable
    աղի արտասուքałi artasukʿbitter tears
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Armenian աղի (ałi); see it for more.

NounEdit

աղի (ałi)

  1. Alternative form of աղիք (ałikʿ)
DeclensionEdit

Old ArmenianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From աղ () +‎ (-i).

AdjectiveEdit

աղի (ałi)

  1. salty, saline, brackish
  2. (figuratively) bitter, miserable
    աղի եւ ողորմałi ew ołormmiserable, pitiable, unfortunate, calamitous, grievous
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Armenian: աղի (ałi)

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “աղի”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “աղի”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “աղ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press

Etymology 2Edit

Martirosyan suggests derivation from Proto-Indo-European *h₁oliteh₂-, *yoliteh₂- with cognates in Slavic (Polish jelito, Serbo-Croatian olito).

NounEdit

աղի (ałi)

  1. intestine
    խռովին աղիք իմxṙovin ałikʿ imI have pity, compassion
    որդի աղեացordi ałeacʿwell loved son
  2. string of musical instruments (because of the material)
Usage notesEdit
  • Usually used in the plural: աղիք (ałikʿ).
  • The word has 4 combining forms: աղե- (ałe-), աղէ- (ałē-), աղի- (ałi-), աղ- (ał-).
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “աղի”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “աղի”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “աղի”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “aɫi(-k‘)”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 36