մարդագայլ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian մարդագայլ (mardagayl); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

մարդագայլ (mardagayl)

  1. (mythology) werewolf
  2. hyena

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In Armenia and ex-USSR countries for the sense “werewolf” colloquially Russian оборотень (óboroten') is used instead.


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

մարդ (mard) +‎ -ա- (-a-) +‎ գայլ (gayl)

Noun[edit]

մարդագայլ (mardagayl

  1. a hybrid of man and wolf or someone looking like a wolf

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • մարդագայլ 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