աղաւնի

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Armenian *aławun +‎ (-i). Further origin is uncertain. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *albʰós (white). Alternatively, according to Martirosyan probably a borrowing from a Mediterranean substrate word of the form *pl̥h₂-bʰ-ōn, reflected also in Latin palumbēs, palumbus. See also սալամբ (salamb).

Noun[edit]

աղաւնի (aławni

  1. dove, pigeon
    վայրի աղաւնիvayri aławni — stock-dove, wood-pigeon, wild pigeon

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is the only Old Armenian word in which the diphthong աւ (aw) did not turn into օ (ō) before a consonant. This is probably because the word was pronounced *aɫawəni.
  • The word has two combining forms: աղաւնե- (aławne-) and աղաւնա- (aławna-).

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References[edit]

  • աղաւնի in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • աղաւնի in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • աղաւնի in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “aɫawni” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 29