ընգղայ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps the original meaning is ‘eel’, ‘water-snake’, either borrowed from Latin anguilla or cognate with it.

Noun[edit]

ընգղայ ‎(əngłay)

  1. sea-monster or sea-devil (probably female)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ընգղայ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ընգղայ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ընգղայ”, 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 279