աղու

ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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 ‎(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, a.k.a. NHB], 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 [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
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