կատու

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Armenian կատու (katu).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

կատու (katu)

  1. cat

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A Wanderwort related to Late Latin cattus (French chat), Byzantine Greek κάττα (kátta), English cat, Russian кот (kot), ко́шка (kóška), Welsh cath, Irish cat, Basque katu, Arabic قِطّ(qiṭṭ), Classical Syriac ܩܛܘ(qaṭṭu), Turkish kedi, etc. The immediate source of the Armenian is probably Classical Syriac ܩܛܘ(qaṭṭu).

Noun[edit]

կատու (katu) (post-Classical)

  1. cat

Usage notes[edit]

The designation of the domestic cat in the Classical age was կուզ (kuz).

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “կատու”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “կատու”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • J̌axǰaxean, Manuēl (1837), “կատու”, in Baṙgirkʿ i barbaṙ hay ew italakan [Armenian–Italian Dictionary], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “կատու”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, a reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press