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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian փայլ (pʿayl).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

փայլ (pʿayl)

  1. glitter, lustre, brilliance; shine; radiance
    արևի փայլըarewi pʿayləthe brilliance of sun
  2. (figuratively) magnificence, gorgeousness; lustre

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • փաղ- (pʿał-), փող- (pʿoł-) (in compounds)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)pʰel- (to shine). Cognates include Sanskrit स्फुलिङ्ग (sphul-iṅga, spark of fire), फल्गु (phalgú, red, reddish), Latvian spulgot (to shine), German flinkern (to shine), Latin splendeo (shine), etc.

NounEdit

փայլ (pʿayl)

  1. shine, brilliance, lustre, glitter, splendour
    փայլ զփայլի տալpʿayl zpʿayli talto shine

DeclensionEdit

AdjectiveEdit

փայլ (pʿayl)

  1. shining, brilliant, glittering
    փայլ ի փայլpʿayl i pʿaylextremely bright, dazzling; sparklingly

Usage notesEdit

Beside փայլ- (pʿayl-), the word has also the combining forms փաղ- (pʿał-) and փող- (pʿoł-).

DeclensionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “փայլ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “փայլ”, 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