ճայ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ճայ(čay).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ճայ ‎(čay)

  1. Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius)
  2. seagull, gull (Larus)

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Łazaryan, Ṙuben S. (2001), “ճայ”, in Kendanineri anunneri hayeren-ṙuseren-latineren kargabanakan baṙaran. Girkʿ B. Tʿṙčʿunner [An Armenian–Russian–Latin Taxonomic Dictionary of Animal Names. Book II. Birds] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: Macmillan Armenia, ISBN 99930-72-64-8, § 745, page 54
  • Ałayan, Ēduard (1976), “ճայ”, in Ardi hayereni bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Modern Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Hayastan

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of imitative origin. Compare similar onomatopoeic bird names in various Indo-European and non-Indo-European languages, such as Russian ча́йка(čájka, seagull), Georgian ჭარი(č̣ari), ჭარო(č̣aro, seagull), Southern Altai чай(çay, western capercaillie), Turkmen çaý(kite), Turkish çaylak(kite), Tatar чәүкә(çäükä, jackdaw).

Noun[edit]

ճայ ‎(čay)

  1. seagull, gull (Larus)
  2. jackdaw (Corvus monedula)
  3. stork (Ciconia)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The identification of birds is following Ṙuben Łazarean.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ճայ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ճայ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Łazarean, Ṙ. S. (2000), “ճայ”, in Tʿosunean G. B., editor, Grabari baṙaran [Dictionary of Old Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: University Press
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ճայ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “ճայ”, in Sargsyan, Vahan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5