գեղգեղեմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reduplication of *գեղ- ‎(*geł-, to sing); compare գեղօն ‎(gełōn, song). Probably from Proto-Indo-European *gʰel- ‎(to call, chant). Less likely a Hittite borrowing: compare Hittite [script needed] ‎(galgal-ināi-, to make a musical sound).

Verb[edit]

գեղգեղեմ ‎(gełgełem)

  1. to sing beautifully, to quiver, to vibrate

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “գեղգեղեմ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “գեղգեղեմ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “գեղգեղ”, 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