արագիլ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian արագիլ (aragil).

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Noun[edit]

արագիլ (aragil)

  1. stork

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Has been linked to Ancient Greek πελαργός (pelargós) by de Lagarde. Ačaṙyan accepts the connection, positing an earlier *περαγλός (*peraglós) or *παραγλός (*paraglós) for Ancient Greek, and deriving the words from a substrate source in Asia Minor.

Another proposal supported by Łapʿancʿyan derives արագիլ (aragil) from Sumerian [script needed] (arikgilim, a kind of long-legged bird).

J̌ahukyan is sceptical about both proposals.

Noun[edit]

արագիլ (aragil)

  1. white stork (Ciconia ciconia)
  2. grey heron (Ardea cinerea)

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