հաւ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwis (bird).

Noun[edit]

հաւ (haw

  1. bird; rooster; hen
    հաւքhawkʿ ― poultry
    հաւն գրգռայhawn grgṙay ― the hen clucks
    եւ խօսեցաւ հաւew xōsecʿaw haw ― and the cock crowed
    ձագ հաւու, վառեկjag hawu, vaṙek ― chicken, poult
    աղբ հաւուցałb hawucʿ ― hen-dung
    վանդակ հաւուցvandak hawucʿ ― hen-coop
    դադարք հաւուցdadarkʿ hawucʿ ― hen-roost, hen-house
    վաճառական հաւուցvačaṙakan hawucʿ ― poulterer
    վաճառանոց հաւուցvačaṙanocʿ hawucʿ ― poultry-market
    միս հաւուmis hawu ― fowl
    հաւ խորովեալhaw xoroveal ― roast fowl
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In contrast with the generic term թռչուն (tʿṙčʿun, bird, any living thing which flies), հաւ (haw) has a more complex, although smaller, semantic range which primarily includes birds which are useful to men.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwh₂os.

Noun[edit]

հաւ (haw

  1. grandfather, ancestor
    հաւոյ հայրhawoy hayr ― great-grand-father
    հաւոյ հաւhawoy haw ― great-great-grandfather
  2. uncle (attested in some colophons)
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *p(e)h₂w- (end, edge). Cognate with Ancient Greek παύω (paúō, I stop), παῦσις (paûsis, pause) (borrowed into Latin as pausa). Probably related to ագի (agi).

Noun[edit]

հաւ (haw

  1. beginning, rise, origin
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References[edit]

  • հաւ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • հաւ 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
  • հաւ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “agi” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 5
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 412
  • Ranko Matasović (2009), A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian, Zagreb, page 13