բու

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian բու(bu).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

բու (bu)

  1. owl

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Used loosely for any member of the family Strigidae.


Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian բու(bu).

Noun[edit]

բու (bu), genitive singular բուոյ(buoy)

  1. owl

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of imitative origin. Compare Persian بوف(buf), Arabic بوم(būm), Ancient Greek βύας(búas), Latin bubo, Georgian ბუ(bu).

Noun[edit]

բու (bu)

  1. owl

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Armenian: բու(bu)

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “բու”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “բու”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “բու”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935