ձու

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Armenian[edit]

ձու

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian ձու (ju).

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Noun[edit]

ձու (ju)

  1. egg
  2. (anatomy) ovum
  3. (slang) testicle, ball
    Ձվերս ցավում են։Jvers cʿavum en. ― My balls hurt.

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References[edit]

  • ձու in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University, volume III, page 159b

Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ձու (ju).

Noun[edit]

ձու (ju), genitive singular ձուի (jui), nominative plural ձվեր (jver) or ձուեր (juer) or ձուք (jukʿ)

  1. egg
  2. testicle

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References[edit]

  • ձու in Ṙuben Łazaryan, Henrik Avetisyan (2009), Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian] (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *yō(w)yo-, from *h₂ōwyóm (egg) with assimilatory addition of y-. The initial j- remains unclear.

Noun[edit]

ձու (ju

  1. egg
    ձու լողակացju lołakacʿ ― eggs, spawn, roe
    ձուի միջուկ, դեղնուց ձուոյjui miǰuk, dełnucʿ juoy ― yolk of an egg
    սպիտակուց ձուոյspitakucʿ juoy ― white of an egg
    ձու բոյնկալju boynkal ― nest-egg
    ձու վաղահասju vałahas ― rathe egg
    ձու հնացեալju hnacʿeal ― stale egg
    ձու անծնունդ, փուտju ancnund, pʿut ― addled, rotten egg
    խեճեպ ձուոյxečep juoy ― egg-shell
    միզն ձուոյmizn juoy ― the membrane of an egg
    ձու կարմիրju karmir ― Easter-egg
    թերխորով ձուtʿerxorov ju ― boiled eggs
    պինդ ձուpind ju ― hard egg
    ձու ի տապակիju i tapaki ― poached eggs; fried eggs
    ձու ածել, արկանել, ծրդելju acel, arkanel, crdel ― to lay eggs
    ի ձուս նստել, տածել զձուսi jus nstel, tacel zjus ― to hatch, to sit on, to brood on

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References[edit]

  • ձու in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ձու 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
  • ձու 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 439