կող

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian կող (koł).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

կող (koł)

  1. rib
  2. side, flank

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *gol- and cognate with Tocharian A kälyme, Tocharian B kälymiye (direction). Alternatively, of the same origin as կողր (kołr).

Noun[edit]

կող (koł

  1. rib
    ի կող լինելi koł linel ― to stretch or lay oneself down, to lie down, to go to bed
  2. side (of a mountain, etc.)
    ընդ կողացənd kołacʿ ― aside, awry, sidelong
    զառ ի կող, առ ի կողzaṙ i koł, aṙ i koł ― inclining, that bends, that goes stooping
    կողք գրեանցkołkʿ greancʿ ― cover or binding of a book
    անդէն ի կողիandēn i kołi ― directly, at once, forthwith
  3. (figuratively) spouse

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Usage notes[edit]

In some compounds the word has the combining form կողին- (kołin-), which is the genitive of *կողն (*kołn), an alternative form of կող (koł).

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References[edit]

  • կող in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • կող 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
  • կող 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 368