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GeorgianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Georgian წამი (c̣ami).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

წამი (c̣ami) (plural წამები)

  1. second (unit of time)
  2. instant, blink

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MingrelianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Georgian წამი (c̣ami). Doublet of inherited წუმი (c̣umi).

NounEdit

წამი (c̣ami)

  1. moment, second, instant, blink

ReferencesEdit

  • Kipšidze, I. (1910), “წამი”, in Grammatika mingrelʹskago (iverskago) jazyka s xrestomatijeju i slovarem [Grammar of the Mingrelian (Iverian) Language with a Reader and a Dictionary] (Materialy po jafetičeskomu jazykoznaniju; 7) (in Russian), Saint Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, page 377b

Old GeorgianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Kartvelian *c̣am-.

NounEdit

წამი (c̣ami)

  1. moment, second
  2. eyelash

ReferencesEdit

  • abulaʒe, ilia (1973), “წამი”, in ʒveli kartuli enis leksiḳoni (masalebi) [Dictionary of Old Georgian (Materials)] (in Georgian), Tbilisi: Metsniereba, page 531