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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian ծիծաղ (cicał).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ծիծաղ (cicał)

  1. laugh, laughter
    ծիծաղի պոռթկումcicałi poṙtʿkumoutburst/roar of laughter

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ծաղր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press

Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *ǵ(e)y-ǵlH-, reduplication of the root, which yielded ծաղր (całr). Alternatively, an onomatopoeic word.

NounEdit

ծիծաղ (cicał)

  1. laugh, laughter
    ծիծաղ բարձրաձայնcicał barjrajaynburst of laughter
  2. derision, sneering

Usage notesEdit

The word is not attested in classical Old Armenian, however it certainly existed back then as shown by its attested derivatives and the modern Armenian descendant.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ծիծաղ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ծիծաղ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ծիծաղ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 340, 494