ծիծաղ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ծիծաղ ‎(cicał).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ծիծաղ ‎(cicał)

  1. laugh, laughter
    ծիծաղի պոռթկում‎ ― cicałi poṙtʿkum ― outburst/roar of laughter

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ծաղր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *ǵ(e)y-ǵlH-, reduplication of the root, which yielded ծաղր ‎(całr). Alternatively, an onomatopoeic word.

Noun[edit]

ծիծաղ ‎(cicał)

  1. laugh, laughter
    ծիծաղ բարձրաձայն‎ ― cicał barjrajayn ― burst of laughter
  2. derision, sneering

Usage notes[edit]

The word is not attested in classical Old Armenian, however it certainly existed back then as shown by its attested derivatives and the modern Armenian descendant.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ծիծաղ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ծիծաղ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ծիծաղ”, 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 340, 494