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]

  • կիւ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • կիւ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • կիւ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 366