գեղձ

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Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Armenian գեղձ ‎(gełj); see it for more.

Noun[edit]

գեղձ ‎(gełj)

  1. convolvulus
    գեղձ բարձրաձիգ‎ ― gełj barjrajig ― Smilax excelsa L.
  2. Alternative form of գեղձի ‎(gełji)
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Armenian գեղձ ‎(gełj); see it for more.

Noun[edit]

գեղձ ‎(gełj)

  1. gland
Declension[edit]

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Armenian *gel- ‎(to twist; to squeeze), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- ‎(to twist, wind, turn), whence գելում ‎(gelum, to twist), grown with -j. Compare Latin con-volvulus. See also գաղձն ‎(gałjn).

Noun[edit]

գեղձ ‎(gełj)

  1. bindweed, convolvulus
  2. yew-tree
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gʰelǵʰa. Cognate with Proto-Slavic *želza (Russian железа ‎(železa)) and Lithuanian gẽležuonys ‎(submaxillary gland).

Noun[edit]

գեղձ ‎(gełj)

  1. (anatomy) gland
Usage notes[edit]

Attested only in the plural—գեղձք ‎(gełjkʿ).

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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