արագիլ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian արագիլ (aragil).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

արագիլ (aragil)

  1. stork

Declension[edit]


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)

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “արագիլ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 69b
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836), “արագիլ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), volume I, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 337c
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971), “արագիլ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume I, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, pages 292–293
  • Łazarean, Ṙ. S. (2000), “արագիլ”, in Tʿosunean G. B., editor, Grabari baṙaran [Dictionary of Old Armenian] (in Armenian), volume I, Yerevan: University Press, page 200a
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “արագիլ”, in Vahan Sargsyan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 83b
  • de Lagarde, Paul (1877) Armenische Studien (in German), Göttingen: Dieterich, § 225, page 19
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1987) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Literary Period] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 311