բու

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian բու (bu).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

բու (bu)

  1. owl

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Used loosely for any member of the family Strigidae.


Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian բու (bu).

Noun[edit]

բու (bu), genitive singular բուոյ (buoy)

  1. owl

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • բու 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

Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of imitative origin. Compare Persian بوف (buf), Arabic بوم (būm), Ancient Greek βύας (búas), Latin bubo, Georgian ბუ (bu).

Noun[edit]

բու (bu

  1. owl

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Armenian: բու (bu)

References[edit]

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