ფიმფილი

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Georgian ფიმფილი (pimpili, corn hair; earlobe), itself from Proto-Georgian-Zan *pimp-, whence also Mingrelian ფიმფი (pimpi, corn hair).[1]

Noun

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ფიმფილი (pimpili) (Latin spelling pimpili) (Okordule, Sumla, Arkabi, KhopaBatumi, Chkhala)

  1. beard
    Synonym: ჩენგე (çenge)
    ბიჭეფეზ ფიმფილი ჲუხთამტაშა ოღუნე ფუზური აჩანენ
    biç̌epez pimpili yuxtamťaşa oğune puzuri açanen
    Men grow fine hairs before they grow a beard

References

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  1. ^ Fähnrich, Heinz (2007) Kartwelisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch [Kartvelian Etymological Dictionary] (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.18) (in German), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 436

Further reading

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  • Adjarian, H. (1898) “Étude sur la langue laze”, in Mémoires de la Société de Linguistique de Paris (in French), volume X, page 382, also glosses ფიმფილონი (pimpiloni, king, literally bearded).
  • Bucaklişi, İsmail Avcı, Uzunhasanoğlu, Hasan (1999) Lazca-Türkçe Sözlük / Lazuri-Turkuli Nenapuna [Laz–Turkish dictionary] (in Turkish), Istanbul: Akyüz Yayıncılık, page 296, compares Mingrelian ფრიმული (primuli), which is probably not related.
  • Tandilava, Ali (2013) “ფიმფილი”, in Merab Čuxua, Natela Kutelia, Lile Tandilava, Lali Ezugbaia, editors, Lazuri leksiḳoni [Laz Dictionary]‎[1], online version prepared by Levan Vašaḳiʒe, Tbilisi
  • Kiria, Č̣abuḳi, Ezugbaia, Lali, Memišiši, Omar, Čuxua, Merab (2015) Lazur-megruli gramaṭiḳa [Laz–Mingrelian Grammar] (in Georgian), Tbilisi: Gamomcemloba Meridiani, page 842
  • Čikobava, Arnold (1938) Č̣anur-megrul-kartuli šedarebiti leksiḳoni [Laz–Megrel–Georgian Comparative Dictionary] (Works; IV) (in Georgian), Tbilisi: Arnold Chikobava Institute of Linguistics, published 2008, page 72―73
  • Marr, N. (1910) “ფიმფილი”, in Грамматика чанского (лазского) языка с хрестоматией и словарем [Grammar of the Chan (Laz) Language with a Reader and a Dictionary] (Материалы по яфетическому языкознанию; 2) (in Russian), Saint Petersburg: Academy Press, page 198a―199b