գեղձ

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Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Armenian գեղձ (gełj); see it for more.

Noun[edit]

գեղձ (gełj)

  1. convolvulus
    գեղձ բարձրաձիգgełj barjrajig — Smilax excelsa L.
  2. Alternative form of գեղձի (gełji).
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Armenian գեղձ (gełj); see it for more.

Noun[edit]

գեղձ (gełj)

  1. gland
Declension[edit]

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Armenian *gel- (to twist; to squeeze), from Proto-Indo-European *uel- (to twist, wind, turn), whence գելում (gelum, to twist), grown with -j. Compare Latin con-volvulus. See also գաղձն (gałjn).

Noun[edit]

գեղձ (gełj

  1. bindweed, convolvulus
  2. yew-tree
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gʰelǵʰa. Cognate with Proto-Slavic *želza (Russian железа (železa)) and Lithuanian gẽležuonys (submaxillary gland).

Noun[edit]

գեղձ (gełj

  1. (anatomy) gland
Usage notes[edit]

Attested only in the plural—գեղձք (gełjkʿ).

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • գեղձ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • գեղձ 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
  • գեղձ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 203