ագի

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ագի (agi).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ագի (agi)

  1. (archaic) tail
  2. (archaic) lap of women’s dress

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

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References[edit]

  • Ałayan, Ēduard (1976), “ագի”, in Ardi hayereni bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Modern Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Hayastan

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Martirosyan reconstructs the earlier form as *հագի (*hagi) with the basic meaning of “edge”, connects the word with հաւ (haw, beginning) and derives both from Proto-Indo-European *p(e)h₂w-.

Noun[edit]

ագի (agi)

  1. tail

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The unattested sense “penis” is proven by ագ-ատ (ag-at, whose penis is cut off)

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ագի”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ագի”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ագի”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “agi”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 5