նավ

ArmenianEdit

նավ (nav)

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Armenian նաւ ‎(naw).

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նավ ‎(nav)

  1. ship
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Etymology 2Edit

From Persian ناو ‎(nâv). According to Martirosyan “one cannot exclude the possibility that the meaning ‘basin; trough’ has been developed within Armenian, compare the literary meaning ‘winepress basin’” attested for Old Armenian նաւ ‎(naw).

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նավ ‎(nav)

  1. (dialectal) mill race
  2. (dialectal) gutter
  3. (dialectal) tube
  4. (dialectal) basin or drain of a fountain
  5. (dialectal) trough
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ReferencesEdit

  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 500
  • նաւ 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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