աղաւնի

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Armenian *aławun +‎ (-i). Further origin is uncertain. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *albʰós(white). Alternatively, according to Martirosyan probably a borrowing from a Mediterranean substrate word of the form *pl̥h₂-bʰ-ōn, reflected also in Latin palumbēs, palumbus. See also սալամբ(salamb).

Noun[edit]

աղաւնի ‎(aławni)

  1. dove, pigeon
    վայրի աղաւնի‎ ― vayri aławni ― stock-dove, wood-pigeon, wild pigeon

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is the only Old Armenian word in which the diphthong աւ(aw) did not turn into օ(ō) before a consonant. This is probably because the word was pronounced *aɫawəni.
  • The word has two combining forms: աղաւնե-(aławne-) and աղաւնա-(aławna-).

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “աղաւնի”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “աղաւնի”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “աղաւնի”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “aɫawni”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 29