գեղ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian գեղ (geł)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

գեղ (geł)

  1. (archaic) beauty
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

գեղ (geł)

  1. (dialectal) Alternative form of գյուղ (gyuł)
Declension[edit]

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

The basic meaning is “appearance, shape; seeing”, from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to see). Cognates include Proto-Germanic *wlitiz, Latin vultus and Breton gweled (sight).

Noun[edit]

գեղ (geł)

  1. beauty
  2. (beautiful) appearance, look
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

գեղ (geł)

  1. Alternative form of գիւղ (giwł)
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “գեղ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “գեղ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “գեղ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 203