ալի

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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 յարուցանել‎ ― alis yarucʿanel ― to agitate the waves
    հերձանել, պատառել զալիս‎ ― herjanel, pataṙel zalis ― to cleave the waves
  2. (usually in the plural) gray hair; old age
    ծաղկիլ ալեաց, խոնարհիլ յալիս‎ ― całkil aleacʿ, xonarhil yalis ― to 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