հովիւ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Proto-Indo-European compound *h₃ewi-peh₂-, from *h₃éwis (sheep) and *peh₂- (to protect). Cognate with Sanskrit अविपाल (avipāla, shepherd).

Noun[edit]

հովիւ (hoviw

  1. pastor, shepherd, herdsman, neatherd
    հովուի գաւազան/բիրhovui gawazan/bir — (botany) shepherd's rod or staff, wild thistle, Dipsacus sativus, Damasonium
    մանուկ հովիւmanuk hoviw — shepherd-boy
    աղջիկ հովիւałǰik hoviw — shepherdess, shepherd-girl, shepherd-lass

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References[edit]

  • հովիւ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • հովիւ 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
  • հովիւ 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 419