аьрзу

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Chechen[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *аьрцӏу (*ärcʼu), from Old Georgian არწივი (arc̣ivi), ultimately from Old Armenian արծուի (arcui).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

аьрзу (ärzuclass dj (plural аьрзунаш)

  1. eagle
  2. vulture

Descendants[edit]

(Taking Chechen as representative of all Nakh)

  • Lak: б-арзу (b-arzu)

References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971) “արծուի”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, a reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, volume I, Yerevan: University Press, page 320b
  • Lamberterie, Charles de (1978) “Armeniaca I–VIII: études lexicales”, in Bulletin de la Société de Linguistique de Paris (in French), volume 73, page 252, footnote 47 of 243–285

Further reading[edit]

  • Goniašvili, Tinatin (1940) “Leksiḳuri šexvedrebi čačnurisa kartvelur enebtan [The lexical interactions of Chechen with Kartvelian languages]”, in Enis, isṭoriisa da maṭerialuri ḳulṭuris insṭiṭuṭis aḳademiḳos niḳo maris saxelobis moambe (in Georgian), volumes V–VI, Tbilisi, pages 584–585
  • Nikolaev, Sergei L., Starostin, Sergei A. (1994) “c̣_wämʔV̆”, in A North Caucasian Etymological Dictionary[1], Moscow: Asterisk Publishers