աղի

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Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Armenian աղի ‎(ałi); see it for more.

Adjective[edit]

աղի ‎(ałi) ‎(superlative ամենաաղի)

  1. (attributive) salt
  2. salted; salty
  3. (figuratively) bitter, miserable
    աղի արտասուքałi artasukʿ ― bitter tears
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Armenian աղի ‎(ałi); see it for more.

Noun[edit]

աղի ‎(ałi)

  1. Alternative form of աղիք ‎(ałikʿ)
Declension[edit]

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From աղ ‎() +‎ ‎(-i).

Adjective[edit]

աղի ‎(ałi

  1. salty, saline, brackish
  2. (figuratively) bitter, miserable
    աղի եւ ողորմałi ew ołorm ― miserable, pitiable, unfortunate, calamitous, grievous
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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • աղի in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • աղի 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
  • աղ 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]

Etymology 2[edit]

Martirosyan suggests derivation from Proto-Indo-European *h₁oliteh₂-, *ioliteh₂- with cognates in Slavic (Polish jelito, Serbo-Croatian olito).

Noun[edit]

աղի ‎(ałi

  1. intestine
    խռովին աղիք իմxṙovin ałikʿ im ― I have pity, compassion
    որդի աղեացordi ałeacʿ ― well loved son
  2. string of musical instruments (because of the material)
Declension[edit]
Usage notes[edit]
  • Usually used in the plural: աղիք ‎(ałikʿ).
  • The word has 4 combining forms: աղե- ‎(ałe-), աղէ- ‎(ałē-), աղի- ‎(ałi-), աղ- ‎(ał-).

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • աղի in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • աղի 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
  • աղի 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]
  • “aɫi(-k‘)” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 36