հովիւ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Proto-Indo-European compound *h₃ewi-peh₂-, from *h₃éwis(sheep) and *peh₂-(to protect). Cognate with Sanskrit अविपाल(avi-pā-lá-, shepherd).

Noun[edit]

հովիւ ‎(hoviw)

  1. pastor, shepherd, herdsman, neatherd
    հովուի գաւազան/բիր‎ ― hovui gawazan/bir ― (botany) shepherd's rod or staff, wild thistle, Dipsacus sativus, Damasonium
    մանուկ հովիւ‎ ― manuk hoviw ― shepherd-boy
    աղջիկ հովիւ‎ ― ałǰik hoviw ― shepherdess, shepherd-girl, shepherd-lass

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “հովիւ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “հովիւ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “հովիւ”, 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 419