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EtymologyEdit

From Old Georgian ელვა (elva), from Proto-Kartvelian. Cognate with Svan ჰელ (hel), Mingrelian ვალუა (valua) and Laz ოვალუ (ovalu).

For the development of the second sense compare Russian мо́лния (mólnija).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛlvɑ/
  • Hyphenation: ელ‧ვა

NounEdit

ელვა (elva) (plural ელვები)

  1. lightning
  2. zip, zipper, zip fastener

Usage notesEdit

  • Colloquially, Russian змейка (zmejka) is used for the second sense.

InflectionEdit

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See alsoEdit


Old GeorgianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Kartvelian; reconstructions vary by source.

NounEdit

ელვა (elva)

  1. lightning

DescendantsEdit