առաստաղ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian առաստաղ (aṙastał); see it for more.

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Noun[edit]

առաստաղ (aṙastał)

  1. ceiling
  2. (figuratively) sky
  3. palate

Usage notes[edit]

Colloquially Russian потолок (potolok) is used instead.

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the preposition առ (aṙ, by, at, near) +‎ -ա- (-a-) + Proto-Indo-European *stel- (broad; to broaden) and cognate with Old Church Slavonic стеля (stelja, roof)[1]. Alternatively, from Proto-Indo-European *stel- (to put, place).[2][3][1] In fact, the two Proto-Indo-European roots may be related.

Noun[edit]

առաստաղ (aṙastał)

  1. ceiling, roof
  2. (post-classical, figuratively) sky
  3. (post-classical) palate

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “aṙastaɫ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 107
  2. ^ Ačaṙyan, Hračʿya (1940) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun [History of the Armenian Language] (in Armenian), volume I, Yerevan: University Press, pages 38–39
  3. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “առաստաղ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press

Further reading[edit]

  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “առաստաղ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “առաստաղ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy