բաւիղ

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Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

J̌ahukyan derives բաւեղ (baweł) and բաւիղ (bawił) from Proto-Indo-European *bʰəw-elā and *bʰəw-ilā respectively, from *bʰew- (to be), with Ancient Greek φωλεός (phōleós), φωλεά (phōleá, den, lair) as the closest cognates. Martirosyan formally amends J̌ahukyan's reconstruction to a more preferable *bhou(H)-l-eh₂-, but overall is skeptical about it.

Hiwnkʿearpēyēntean proposed connection with the name of Babylon; dismissed by Ačaṙyan and J̌ahukyan but considered attractive by Martirosyan. Compare especially Classical Syriac ܒܒܠ (Bāḇel).

Noun[edit]

բաւիղ (bawił

  1. labyrinth
  2. dark, covered place

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References[edit]

  • բաւիղ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • բաւիղ 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
  • բաւիղ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “bawił” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 174
  • բաւիղ in (1894), Stugabanakan baṙaran hayocʿ lezui [Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Language], Constantinople: Tparan G. Paɫtatlean, page 22–23
  • Geworg J̌ahukyan (1991), Stugabanutʿyunner [Etymologies]. In: Patma-Banasirakan Handes 1991, No. 2: 36–44, pages 36–37