խոնավ

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Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian խոնաւ (xonaw). The dialectal Moks խոնավ (xonav, rain) is either inherited from it or is a borrowing from Northern Kurdish xunav (dew; moisture; drizzling rain).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

խոնավ (xonav) (superlative ամենախոնավ)

  1. damp, humid, moist
    Synonyms: թաց (tʿacʿ), նամ (nam), տամուկ (tamuk)

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

խոնավ (xonav)

  1. (dialectal, Moks) rain[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1973), “խոնաւ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume II, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 394a