բահ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian բահ (bah). Doublet of պել (pel).

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բահ (bah)

  1. spade, shovel
    Synonym: լապատկա (lapatka) (colloquial, proscribed)

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *բարհ (*barh), an Iranian borrowing,[1] ultimately from Proto-Iranian *bádHr̥

For the earlier form *բարհ (*barh) compare the Caucasian borrowings (if they are not directly from Iranian) and մարհ (marh).

Noun[edit]

բահ (bah)

  1. spade, shovel; hoe
    • 5th century, Agatʿangełos, Patmutʿiwn Hayocʿ [History of the Armenians] :
      Արդ՝ առեալ թագաւորին փայտատ եւ բահ՝ հատանէր զդիրս հանգստոցաց սրբոցն իւրաքանչիւր ըստ չափու արկեղացն։
      Ard, aṙeal tʿagaworin pʿaytat ew bah, hatanēr zdirs hangstocʿacʿ srbocʿn iwrakʿančʿiwr əst čʿapʿu arkełacʿn.

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  1. ^ Bailey, H. W. (1979) Dictionary of Khotan Saka, Cambridge, London, New York, Melbourne: Cambridge University press, page 240b