մաղ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian մաղ (mał).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

մաղ (mał)

  1. sieve

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *ml(H)-ni-, from *melH- (to grind), whence մալեմ (malem), with a semantic shift ‘to crush’ > ‘to pulverize’.

Noun[edit]

մաղ (mał

  1. sieve, winnowing basket
    կող մաղիցkoł małicʿ ― hoop of sieve
  2. basket
  3. honeycomb
    մաղ մեղուացmał mełuacʿ ― honeycomb, cell

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References[edit]

  • մաղ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մաղ 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
  • մաղ 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 445