եղիճ

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. The sense of “shellfish” developed on the model of Ancient Greek κνίδη (knídē, nettle; sea nettle, Actinia).

Noun[edit]

եղիճ (ełič

  1. nettle
    մշակ եղիճmšak ełič — indigo
    եղճի սերմնełči sermn — ivy
    եղիճկի տակełički tak — mallow
  2. (post-classical) kind of a shellfish

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References[edit]

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