աղբ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian աղբ (ałb); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

աղբ (ałb)

  1. garbage, trash, rubbish
  2. (rare) feces, excrement

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References[edit]

  • Jasmine Dum-Tragut (2009), Armenian: Modern Eastern Armenian, Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, page 24, ISBN 9789027238146

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably related to Hittite [script?] (šalpa-), [script?] (šalpi, dung?) and derived from Proto-Indo-European *sal-bʰo- (dirty) (the o-stem) and Proto-Indo-European *sal-bʰi- (dirt, excrement) (the i-stem), from Proto-Indo-European *solH- (dirt, dirty). Alternatively, the Hittite and Armenian words are from Proto-Indo-European *selpo- and cognate to Sanskrit सर्पिष् (sarpíṣ-, molten butter, lard), German Salbe (ointment).

Noun[edit]

աղբ (ałb

  1. excrement, dung, feces
  2. muck, manure
    աղբ արկանեlałb arkanel ― to manure, to muck

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References[edit]

  • աղբ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • աղբ 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
  • աղբ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • “aɫb” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 32