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GeorgianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Georgian ნათელი (nateli), from Proto-Georgian-Zan *nat-e-, from *nat-. Cognate with Mingrelian ნოთე (note, ray of light) and Laz ნოთე (note, კვარი).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /nɑtʰɛli/
  • Hyphenation: ნა‧თე‧ლი

AdjectiveEdit

ნათელი (nateli) (comparative უფრო ნათელი, superlative ყველაზე ნათელი)

  1. lighted, light
  2. (figuratively) obvious, blatant
    ნათელი მაგალითი
    nat'eli magalit'i
    blatant example

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit


Old GeorgianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Georgian-Zan *nat-e-, from *nat-, which is one of the largest terms by number of derivatives.

AdjectiveEdit

ნათელი (nateli)

  1. (figuratively) obvious, blatant
  2. clean

NounEdit

ნათელი (nateli)

  1. light
  2. (beam of light) ray
  3. candle

DescendantsEdit

  • Georgian: ნათელი (nateli)

ReferencesEdit

  • Penrixi (Fähnrich), Hainc; Sarǯvelaʒe, Zurab (2000) kartvelur enata eṭimologiuri leksiḳoni [Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages] (in Georgian), Tbilisi: Tbilisi Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani State University Press, page 353
  • Klimov, G. A. (1998) Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages (Trends in linguistics. Documentation; 16), New York, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, page 137
  • Fähnrich, Heinz (2007) Kartwelisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch [Kartvelian Etymological Dictionary] (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.18) (in German), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 313