անգղ

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian անգղ (angł); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

անգղ (angł)

  1. vulture

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂enk-u-l-, from *h₂enk- (to bend), referring to the bird's curved beak. Cognates include Ancient Greek ἀγκύλος (ankúlos, crooked, curved; beaked), Old High German angul (fishhook, prick, hinge) (German Angel), Old Norse ǫngull (Icelandic öngull).

Noun[edit]

անգղ (angł) (singular genitive անգեղ, plural genitive անգեղց or անգեղաց, plural անգեղք)

  1. vulture
  2. handle of a pot or basket

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The nominative singular form անգեղ (angeł) given for the sense “handle” by some dictionaries was mistakenly back-formed by the dictionaries from the nominative plural անգեղք (angełkʿ).

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • անգղ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • անգղ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • “angɫ₁” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 70