ձու

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Armenian[edit]

ձու

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian ձու ‎(ju).

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Noun[edit]

ձու ‎(ju)

  1. egg
  2. (anatomy) ovum
  3. (slang) testicle, ball
    Ձվերս ցավում են։‎ ― Jvers cʿavum en. ― My balls hurt.

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References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1977), “ձու”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume III, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935, page 159b

Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ձու ‎(ju).

Noun[edit]

ձու ‎(ju), genitive singular ձուի ‎(jui), nominative plural ձվեր ‎(jver) or ձուեր ‎(juer) or ձուք ‎(jukʿ)

  1. egg
  2. testicle

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References[edit]

  • Łazaryan, Ṙ. S.; Avetisyan, H. M. (2009), “ձու”, in Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *yō(w)yo-, from *h₂ōwyóm ‎(egg) with assimilatory addition of y-. The initial ձ- ‎(j-) remains unclear.

Noun[edit]

ձու ‎(ju)

  1. egg
    ձու լողակաց‎ ― ju lołakacʿ ― eggs, spawn, roe
    ձուի միջուկ, դեղնուց ձուոյ‎ ― jui miǰuk, dełnucʿ juoy ― yolk of an egg
    սպիտակուց ձուոյ‎ ― spitakucʿ juoy ― white of an egg
    ձու բոյնկալ‎ ― ju boynkal ― nest-egg
    ձու վաղահաս‎ ― ju vałahas ― rathe egg
    ձու հնացեալ‎ ― ju hnacʿeal ― stale egg
    ձու անծնունդ, փուտ‎ ― ju ancnund, pʿut ― addled, rotten egg
    խեճեպ ձուոյ‎ ― xečep juoy ― egg-shell
    միզն ձուոյ‎ ― mizn juoy ― the membrane of an egg
    ձու կարմիր‎ ― ju karmir ― Easter-egg
    թերխորով ձու‎ ― tʿerxorov ju ― boiled eggs
    պինդ ձու‎ ― pind ju ― hard egg
    ձու ի տապակի‎ ― ju i tapaki ― poached eggs; fried eggs
    ձու ածել, արկանել, ծրդել‎ ― ju acel, arkanel, crdel ― to lay eggs
    ի ձուս նստել, տածել զձուս‎ ― i jus nstel, tacel zjus ― to hatch, to sit on, to brood on

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ձու”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ձու”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ձու”, 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 439