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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian անգղ (angł); see it for more.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

անգղ (angł)

  1. vulture

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂enk-u-l-, from *h₂enk- (to bend), referring to the bird's curved beak.

NounEdit

անգղ (angł)

  1. vulture
  2. handle of a pot or basket

Usage notesEdit

The nominative singular form անգեղ (angeł) given for the sense “handle” by some dictionaries was mistakenly back-formed by the dictionaries from the nominative plural անգեղք (angełkʿ).

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “անգղ”, 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
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “անգղ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “angɫ₁”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 70