Armenian edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian գեղ (geł)

Noun edit

գեղ (geġ)

  1. (archaic) beauty
Declension edit
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

գեղ (geġ)

  1. (dialectal) Alternative form of գյուղ (gyuġ)
Declension edit

Old Armenian edit

Etymology 1 edit

The basic meaning is “appearance, shape; seeing”, from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to see).[1][2][3]

Noun edit

գեղ (geł)

  1. beauty
  2. (beautiful) appearance, look
Declension edit
Derived terms edit

References edit

  1. ^ Ačaṙyan, Hračʿya (1940) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun [History of the Armenian Language] (in Armenian), volume I, Yerevan: University Press, pages 42–43
  2. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “գեղ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, a reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  3. ^ Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden and Boston: Brill, page 203

Further reading edit

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

Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

գեղ (geł)

  1. Alternative form of գիւղ (giwł)
Declension edit