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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (Eastern Armenian) IPA(key): [ɑˈʁu]
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  • Hyphenation: ա‧ղու

AdjectiveEdit

աղու (ału) (superlative ամենաաղու)

  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 (ałuindeclinable

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

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “աղու”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “աղու”, 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