թթու

ArmenianEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

թթու ‎(tʿtʿu) ‎(superlative ամենաթթու)

  1. (of taste) sour
  2. (figuratively) bitter, harsh, grievous

NounEdit

թթու ‎(tʿtʿu)

  1. marinated food; pickles
    թթու դնել (t’t’u dnel) — to marinate, to pickle
  2. acid

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From an unknown root *թութ- ‎(*tʿutʿ-) or *թիթ- ‎(*tʿitʿ-) +‎ -ու ‎(-u).

AdjectiveEdit

թթու ‎(tʿtʿu

  1. acid, sour, tart, sharp
    թթու խմոր‎ ― tʿtʿu xmor ― leaven, yeast
  2. (figuratively) bitter, harsh, grievous, sad

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

թթու ‎(tʿtʿu

  1. (post-classical, chemistry) acid

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • թթու in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • թթու 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
  • թթու 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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