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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian ճայ (čay).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ճայ (čay)

  1. Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius)
  2. seagull, gull (Larus)

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Łazaryan, Ṙuben S. (2001), “ճայ”, in Kendanineri anunneri hayeren-ṙuseren-latineren kargabanakan baṙaran. Girkʿ B. Tʿṙčʿunner [An Armenian–Russian–Latin Taxonomic Dictionary of Animal Names. Book II. Birds] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: Macmillan Armenia, →ISBN, § 745, page 54
  • Ałayan, Ēduard (1976), “ճայ”, in Ardi hayereni bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Modern Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Hayastan

Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of imitative origin. Compare similar onomatopoeic bird names in various Indo-European and non-Indo-European languages, such as Russian ча́йка (čájka, seagull), Georgian ჭარი (č̣ari), ჭარო (č̣aro, seagull), Southern Altai чай (čay, western capercaillie), Turkmen çaý (kite), Turkish çaylak (kite), Tatar чәүкә (çäükä, jackdaw).

NounEdit

ճայ (čay)

  1. seagull, gull (Larus)
  2. jackdaw (Corvus monedula)
  3. stork (Ciconia)

Usage notesEdit

The identification of birds is following Ṙuben Łazarean.

DeclensionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ճայ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ճայ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Łazarean, Ṙ. S. (2000), “ճայ”, in Tʿosunean G. B., editor, Grabari baṙaran [Dictionary of Old Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: University Press
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ճայ”, 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
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “ճայ”, in Vahan Sargsyan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik