գութան

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A pan-Caucasian word of uncertain ultimate origin.

Compare Middle Armenian գութայ(gutʿay); Georgian გუთანი(gutani), Mingrelian გუთანი(gutani), Laz kütén; Ingush гота(gota), Chechen гота(gota), Bats გუთა(gutã); Dargwa гутан(gutan), Udi коьтаьн(kötän), Lezgi куьте́н(kütén), Avar кута́н(kután); Abkhaz а-куаҭана(ā-ḳ°ātānā), а-кәаҭа́н(ā-ḳwātā́n), Abaza кӏвата́н(ḳ°ātā́n); Ossetian гу́тон(gúton), готон(goton); Northern Kurdish kotan; Azeri kotan, dialectal Turkish köten, kötan, kotan, kutan, Karachay-Balkar гатон(gaton); Assyrian Neo-Aramaic ܟܘܬܢ(kûtân).

Abaev remarks that in all the languages the word refers to heavy or improved version of the plough, whereas the regular plough is designated by a native word.

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գութան ‎(gutʿan)

  1. plough

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