ღვია

GeorgianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Kartvelian *ɣwi- ‎(juniper), borrowed from Proto-Armenian *gʷi-, whence գի ‎(gi). The same sound development is seen in another early Armenism in Kartvelian: ღვინო ‎(ɣvino).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ღვია ‎(ɣvia)

  1. juniper tree

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • գի in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University, volume 4, Armeniaca appendix, page 627
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 212
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