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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Armenian ոսլայ (oslay), earlier աւսլայ (awslay), of unknown origin.[1] Perhaps a corruption of Aramaic עמילא(amilā, starch),[2] from Ancient Greek ἄμυλον (ámulon).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

օսլա (ōsla)

  1. starch
    Synonym: կրախմալ (kraxmal)

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1979), “օսլա”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume IV, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 615b
  2. ^ J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “աւսլայ”, in Vahan Sargsyan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 103b

Further readingEdit

  • Norayr N. Biwzandacʿi (1884), “amidon”, in Baṙagirkʿ i gałłierēn lezuē i hayerēn [Dictionary from the French Language into Armenian], Constantinople: A. H. Boyajian Press, page 54a