աղկաղկ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian աղկաղկ (ałkałk); see it for more.

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Adjective[edit]

աղկաղկ (ałkałk)

  1. poor, miserable
  2. lean, meagre

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A reduplication of *աղկ- (*ałk-), usually derived from Proto-Indo-European *elg- (poor miserable), with cognates such as Lithuanian el̃geta (beggar) elgetáuti (to beg), Old High German ilgi (famine), Ancient Greek ἄλγος (álgos, pain, grief), but there are problems. Possibly connected with Latin algeo (to be cold, feel chilly, endure cold).

Adjective[edit]

աղկաղկ (ałkałk

  1. indigent, poor, miserable
  2. useless, unfit

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References[edit]

  • աղկաղկ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • աղկաղկ 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
  • աղկաղկ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “elg-” in Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, volume I, page 310
  • “aɫkaɫk” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 37