ձուղբ

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Ačaṙyan leaves the origin open. J̌ahukyan connects the *ձու- (*ju-) part with ձուկն (jukn). He compares *-ղբ (*-łb) with Old Irish reduplicated lelap, lelab, lenab (infant, babe, child), reconstructing Proto-Indo-European *lebʰ- (youngling, nestling, child) for the Armenian and Celtic, deriving ձուղբ (jułb) from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰū-lebʰ- (literally fish-youngling). Martirosyan tentatively derives *-ղբ (*-łb) from աղբ (ałb, excrement, dung), for the semantics comparing ծիրտ (cirt, dung (of birds and flies)) vs ծրտեմ (crtem, to spawn).

Noun[edit]

ձուղբ (jułb)

  1. (rare) roe, spawn

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Usage notes[edit]

Attested only in Sarafean's book, in the form ծուղպ (cułp, икра).

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