ხახვი

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ხახვები

EtymologyEdit

From Old Georgian ხახჳ (xaxwi). Together with Svan ხახუ̂ (xaxû) ultimately borrowed from Proto-Northeast Caucasian *χǝ̄wχV (onion); compare Bezhta хагъо (xaġo) and Chechen хох (χoχ). Related to Ossetian хахуы (xax°y, allium).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /xaxvi/
  • Hyphenation: ხახ‧ვი

NounEdit

ხახვი (xaxvi) (plural ხახვები)

  1. onion, allium

InflectionEdit

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Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Mingrelian: ხვარხვი (xvarxvi)
  • ? Ossetian: хахуы (xax°y)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nikolayev, S. L.; Starostin, S. A. (1994), “*χǝ̄wχV”, in A North Caucasian Etymological Dictionary, Moscow: Asterisk Publishers

Further readingEdit

  • Čikobava, Arnold et al., editors (1950–1964), “ხახვი”, in Kartuli enis ganmarṭebiti leksiḳoni [Explanatory Dictionary of the Georgian language] (in Georgian), Tbilisi
  • Maq̇ašvili, Aleksandre (1961), “ხახვი”, in Boṭaniḳuri leksiḳoni [Botanical Dictionary], 2nd edition, Tbilisi: Sabč̣ota sakartvelo
  • Abulaʒe, Ilia (1973), “ხახვი”, in Ʒveli kartuli enis leksiḳoni (masalebi) [Dictionary of Old Georgian (Materials)] (in Georgian), Tbilisi: Metsniereba, page 561