մաթիլ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian մաթիլ ‎(matʿil); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

մաթիլ ‎(matʿil)

  1. (dialectal) small louse
  2. (dialectal, figuratively) scrawny person

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Malxaseancʿ, Stepʿan (1944–1945), “մաթիլ”, in Hayerēn bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Armenian Explanatory Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: State Publishing House

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. But compare Old English maþa

Noun[edit]

մաթիլ ‎(matʿil)

  1. small louse

Usage notes[edit]

The word is attested only once, as a gloss explaining the meaning of բծիծ ‎(bcic).

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մաթիլ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մաթիլ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մաթիլ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935