աղու

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian աղու (ału); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

աղու (ału) (superlative ամենաաղու)

  1. agreeable, pleasant, nice; sweet
  2. (figuratively) pretending to be nice, knavish

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From աղ (, salt) +‎ -ու (-u). For the sense development compare Russian сладкий (sladkij), which is related to соль (solʹ).

Adjective[edit]

աղու (ału) (indeclinable

  1. soft, sweet, agreeable, affable
  2. delicious, tender, delicate
  3. (figuratively) knavish, dodge, pretending to be nice

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • աղու in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • աղու 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
  • աղ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University