чъыр

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Ossetian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Sumerian 𒌋𒀜 (gir, oven, kiln), the direct source probably being Georgian კირი (ḳiri).

Noun[edit]

чъыр (ḱ’yr)

  1. (Iron dialect) lime, calcium oxide
    сыгъд чъырsyǧd ḱ’yrdrowned lime

References[edit]

  • Abajev, V. I. (1958) Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ osetinskovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Ossetian Language] (in Russian), volume I, Moscow, Leningrad: USSR Academy of Sciences, page 652
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1973), “կիր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume II, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 594a