ծիծաղ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ծիծաղ (cicał); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ծիծաղ (cicał)

  1. laugh, laughter
    ծիծաղի պոռթկումcicałi poṙtʿkum ― outburst/roar of laughter

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • ծաղր in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *ǵ(e)i-ǵlH-, reduplication of the root, which yielded ծաղր (całr). Alternatively, an onomatopoeic word.

Noun[edit]

ծիծաղ (cicał

  1. laugh, laughter
    ծիծաղ բարձրաձայնcicał barjrajayn ― burst of laughter
  2. derision, sneering

Usage notes[edit]

The word is not attested in classical Old Armenian, however it certainly existed back then as shown by its attested derivatives and the modern Armenian descendant.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • ծիծաղ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ծիծաղ 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
  • ծիծաղ 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 340, 494