թթու

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Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

թթու ‎(tʿtʿu) ‎(superlative ամենաթթու)

  1. (of taste) sour
  2. (figuratively) bitter, harsh, grievous

Noun[edit]

թթու ‎(tʿtʿu)

  1. marinated food; pickles
    թթու դնել (t’t’u dnel) — to marinate, to pickle
  2. acid

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Etymology[edit]

From an unknown root *թութ- ‎(*tʿutʿ-) or *թիթ- ‎(*tʿitʿ-) +‎ -ու ‎(-u).

Adjective[edit]

թթու ‎(tʿtʿu)

  1. acid, sour, tart, sharp
    թթու խմոր‎ ― tʿtʿu xmor ― leaven, yeast
  2. (figuratively) bitter, harsh, grievous, sad

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Noun[edit]

թթու ‎(tʿtʿu)

  1. (post-classical, chemistry) acid

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “թթու”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “թթու”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “թթու”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935