ընգղայ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps the original meaning is ‘eel’, ‘water-snake’, either borrowed from Latin anguilla or cognate with it.

Noun[edit]

ընգղայ (əngłay

  1. sea-monster or sea-devil (probably female)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • ընգղայ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ընգղայ 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
  • ընգղայ 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 279