աղու

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian աղու ‎(ału); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

աղու ‎(ału) ‎(superlative ամենաաղու)

  1. agreeable, pleasant, nice; sweet
  2. (figuratively) pretending to be nice, knavish

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From աղ ‎(, salt) +‎ -ու ‎(-u). For the sense development compare Russian сладкий ‎(sladkij), which is related to соль ‎(solʹ).

Adjective[edit]

աղու ‎(ałuindeclinable

  1. soft, sweet, agreeable, affable
  2. delicious, tender, delicate
  3. (figuratively) knavish, dodge, pretending to be nice

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “աղու”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “աղու”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “աղ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935