ալի

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian ալի (ali)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ալի (ali)

  1. Alternative form of ալիք (alikʿ)

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pelH- (pale, grey). Martirosyan tentatively reconstructs the derivation as ալի (ali)Proto-Armenian *aliya-*(p)olíya-Proto-Indo-European *polieh₂-.

Noun[edit]

ալի (ali)

  1. (usually in the plural) wave, billow, surge, swell of the sea
    ալիս յարուցանելalis yarucʿanelto agitate the waves
    հերձանել, պատառել զալիսherjanel, pataṙel zalisto cleave the waves
  2. (usually in the plural) gray hair; old age
    ծաղկիլ ալեաց, խոնարհիլ յալիսcałkil aleacʿ, xonarhil yalisto grow gray-haired, to get old
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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ալիք”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ալիք”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ալի”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “ali-kʿ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 14

Etymology 2[edit]

Ačaṙyan leaves the origin open.

According to J̌ahukyan perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *əliyo-, from the root *Heh₃l- (to bend), among the cognates note especially Welsh olwyn (wheel).

Noun[edit]

ալի (ali)

  1. an object turning around itself, perhaps an axle or millstone or pulley

Usage notes[edit]

  • The meaning is uncertain from the only attested passage.
  • The nominative *ալ (*al) reconstructed by Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui is probably wrong.

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ալի”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ալ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971), “ալի”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume I, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935, page 93a
  • Pokorny, Julius (1959), “⁸el-”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 307 of 307, 308
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1963), “Stugabanutʿyunner [Etymologies]”, in Patma-banasirakan handes [Historical-Philological Journal][1] (in Armenian), issue 4, pages 86–87