աղբեւք

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

An old derivative of աղբ ‎(ałb). The suffix -եւք ‎(-ewkʿ) may be related to -ոյք ‎(-oykʿ). The forms աղբիւսք ‎(ałbiwskʿ), աղբիւս ‎(ałbiws), աղբեւս ‎(ałbews) were built post-classically by generalizing the accusative աղբեւս ‎(ałbews) of աղբեւք ‎(ałbewkʿ) and the accusative աղբիս ‎(ałbis) of աղբիք ‎(ałbikʿ).

Noun[edit]

աղբեւք ‎(ałbewkʿpl 

  1. excrement, dung; muck, manure; filth
  2. dung-heap
  3. place for the reception of all filth

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References[edit]

  • աղբեւք in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • աղբեւք in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • աղբ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • “aɫb-ew-k‘” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 33