կոստղի

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Martirosyan derives from կոստղ (kostł, twigs on which bird-lime is smeared to entangle birds) +‎ (-i, tree-suffix). Bird-lime is a sticky substance prepared from holly-bark or mistletoe berries.

Noun[edit]

կոստղի (kostłi

  1. aquifolium (holly), ilex (holm-oak)

References[edit]

  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 371
  • կոստղի in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University