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EtymologyEdit

From Old Georgian გუამი (guami), from Proto-Kartvelian *gwam- (body, fore-part). Cognate with Svan გვა̈მ (gväm, breast, fore-part).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡvɑmi/
  • Hyphenation: გვა‧მი

NounEdit

გვამი (gvami) (plural გვამები)

  1. cadaver, corpse, (dead) body
  2. (obsolete) man, person

InflectionEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  • Klimov, G. A. (1998) Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages (Trends in linguistics. Documentation; 16), New York, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, page 28
  • Fähnrich, Heinz (2007) Kartwelisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch [Kartvelian Etymological Dictionary] (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.18) (in German), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 102-103