մալ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian մալ (mal).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

մալ (mal)

  1. (dialectal) property, possession
  2. (dialectal) cattle, livestock

Declension[edit]


Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Armenian մալ (mal).

Noun[edit]

մալ (mal), genitive singular մալի (mali)

  1. property, possession
  2. cattle, livestock
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Tatar мал (mal, kind of tax levied on cattle), from Arabic مَال (māl). Georgian მალი (mali, money tax) is of the same origin.

Noun[edit]

մալ (mal), genitive singular մալի (mali)

  1. a kind of tax levied on cattle

References[edit]

  • Łazaryan, Ṙ. S.; Avetisyan, H. M. (2009), “մալ”, in Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մալ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مَال (māl, property).

Noun[edit]

մալ (mal)

  1. cattle

Usage notes[edit]

The meaning ‘ram’ or ‘sheep’ cited in some works is conditioned by the wrong etymological association with Ancient Greek μῆλον (mêlon, sheep). The dialectal evidence clearly points to ‘cattle’.

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Armenian: մալ (mal)

References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մալ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 443