անգղ

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian անգղ (angł).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

անգղ (angł)

  1. vulture

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂enk-u-l-, from *h₂enk- (to bend), referring to the bird's curved beak.

Noun[edit]

անգղ (angł)

  1. vulture
    • 5th century, with changes and additions in later centuries, Baroyaxōs [Physiologus] Earliest recension (TR).22.3–4:[1]
      Բարոյախաւսն ասէ․ զանգեղէ, թէ ի բարձուանդակի եւ ի կարկառս եւ ի քարանձաւս եւ ի կատարս լերանց բնակէ․ եւ յորժամ կամեսցի, երթայ ի հնդիկս եւ առնու զակն դիւրածին․ եւ ակն այն ընկուզազարդ է բոլորակ։
      Baroyaxawsn asē; zangełē, tʿē i barjuandaki ew i karkaṙs ew i kʿaranjaws ew i katars lerancʿ bnakē; ew yoržam kamescʿi, ertʿay i hndiks ew aṙnu zakn diwracin; ew akn ayn ənkuzazard ē bolorak.
      • Translation by Gohar Muradyan
        Physiologus says about the vulture that it dwells in the heights and on heaps of stones and in the caves and on the summits of mountains. And when it wishes, it goes to India and takes the stone that aids in childbirth; that stone is round in the shape of a nut.
  2. handle of a pot or basket

Usage notes[edit]

  • The nominative singular form անգեղ (angeł) given for the sense “handle” by some dictionaries was mistakenly back-formed by the dictionaries from the nominative plural անգեղք (angełkʿ).
  • In the Physiologus, translates Ancient Greek γύψ (gúps).

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Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: անգղ (angł), անգ (ang)

Further reading[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979) , “անգղ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) , “angɫ₁”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 70
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879) , “անգղ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Muradyan, Gohar (2005) Physiologus: The Greek and Armenian Versions with a Study of Translation Technique (Hebrew University Armenian Studies; 6)‎[1], Leuven – Paris – Dudley: Peeters, pages 124, 155