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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian փիղ (pʿił); see it for more.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

փիղ (pʿił)

  1. elephant
  2. (chess) bishop

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Armenian · շախմատի խաղաքար (šaxmati xałakʿar) (layout · text)
           
արքա (arkʿa) թագուհի (tʿaguhi) նավակ (navak) փիղ (pʿił) ձի (ji) զինվոր (zinvor)

Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian pyl (pīl). Compare Persian پیل(pīl) and see Akkadian 𒄠𒋛 (pīru) for more.

NounEdit

փիղ (pʿił)

  1. elephant
    փիղ մատակpʿił matakshe-elephant, female elephant
    գոչիւն փղիgočʿiwn pʿłitrumpeting of the elephant
    ժանի փղացžani pʿłacʿelephant's tusks, ivory

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: փիղ (pʿił)

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “փիղ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “փիղ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “փիղ”, 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