կիւ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wo- ‎(pitch) and cognate with Old Irish ‎(pitch), Proto-Slavic *živica. Ultimately from either Proto-Indo-European *gʷeyh₃- ‎(to live), because pitch is the plant’s ‘living material’, or *gyewh₁- ‎(to chew), whence English chew, Russian жевать ‎(ževatʹ).

Noun[edit]

կիւ ‎(kiw)

  1. tree pitch, mastic, chewing-gum
  2. pine-tree (?)

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “կիւ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “կիւ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “կիւ”, 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 366