աղկաղկ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian աղկաղկ ‎(ałkałk); see it for more.

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Adjective[edit]

աղկաղկ ‎(ałkałk) ‎(superlative ամենաաղկաղկ)

  1. poor, miserable
  2. lean, meagre

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A reduplication of *աղկ- ‎(*ałk-), usually derived from Proto-Indo-European *elg- ‎(poor miserable), with cognates such as Lithuanian el̃geta ‎(beggar) elgetáuti ‎(to beg), Old High German ilgi ‎(famine), Ancient Greek ἄλγος ‎(álgos, pain, grief), but there are problems. Possibly connected with Latin algeo ‎(to be cold, feel chilly, endure cold).

Adjective[edit]

աղկաղկ ‎(ałkałk

  1. indigent, poor, miserable
  2. useless, unfit

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References[edit]

  • աղկաղկ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • աղկաղկ 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
  • աղկաղկ 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]
  • “elg-” in Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, volume I, page 310
  • “aɫkaɫk” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 37