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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Armenian բու (bu), from Old Armenian բու (bu).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

բու (bu)

  1. owl

Usage notesEdit

Used loosely for any member of the family Strigidae.

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit


Middle ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian բու (bu).

NounEdit

բու (bu), genitive singular բուոյ (buoy)

  1. owl

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: բու (bu)

ReferencesEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of imitative origin. Compare Persian بوف(buf), Arabic بوم(būm), Ancient Greek βύας (búas), Latin būbō, Georgian ბუ (bu).

NounEdit

բու (bu)

  1. owl

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “բու”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “բու”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “բու”, 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