πελαργός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is Pre-Greek. Folk-etymologically explained as πελλός (pellós, dark) +‎ ἀργός (argós, white). Has been linked with Old Armenian արագիլ (aragil). Witczak (1991) suggests that the word is a compound, with second term continuing otherwise unattested *ἁργός (*hargós), from Proto-Indo-European *sr̥ǵos (stork), akin e.g. to Proto-Germanic *sturkaz (stork).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

πελᾱργός (pelārgósm (genitive πελᾱργοῦ); second declension

  1. stork

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: πελαργός (pelargós)
  • Arabic: بِلَّارِج(billārij) (Tunisian, Algerian, Moroccan)
  • Classical Syriac: ܦܝܠܪܓܐ(pīlargā)

Further reading[edit]

  • πελαργός in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • πελαργός in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • πελαργός in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume II, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 1165
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971), “արագիլ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), volume I, 2nd edition, a reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, pages 292–293
  • Lagarde, Paul de (1877) Armenische Studien (in German), Göttingen: Dieterich, § 225, page 19
  • Witczak, Krzysztof Tomasz. 1991. "Indo-European *sr̥C in Germanic". Historische Sprachforschung 104:1, pp. 106–107.

Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek.

Noun[edit]

πελαργός (pelargósm (plural πελαργοί)

  1. stork (bird)

Declension[edit]

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