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GeorgianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Armenian գանձ (ganj, treasure), itself from Middle Persian 𐭢𐭭𐭰 (ganj, treasure), derived from Old Persian. The borrowing is from Armenian because of the /dz/ sound.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

განძი (ganʒi) (plural განძები)

  1. treasure, buried treasure

ReferencesEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “գանձ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press

MingrelianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Armenian գանձ (ganj, treasure), itself from Middle Persian𐭢𐭭𐭰 (ganj, treasure), ultimately derived from Old Persian. The borrowing took place via Armenian as attested from the /dz/ sound.

NounEdit

განძი (ganji)

  1. treasure, buried treasure

ReferencesEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “գանձ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Kipšidze, I. (1910), “განძი”, in Grammatika mingrelʹskago (iverskago) jazyka s xrestomatijeju i slovarem [Grammar of the Mingrelian (Iverian) Language with a Reader and a Dictionary] (Materialy po jafetičeskomu jazykoznaniju; 7) (in Russian), Saint Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences