մաղ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian մաղ (mał).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

մաղ (mał)

  1. sieve

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *ml(h₂)-ni-, from *melh₂- (to grind), with a semantic shift ‘to crush’ → ‘to pulverize’.

Noun[edit]

մաղ (mał)

  1. sieve, winnowing basket
    կող մաղիցkoł małicʿhoop of sieve
  2. basket
  3. honeycomb
    մաղ մեղուացmał mełuacʿhoneycomb, cell

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մաղ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մաղ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մաղ”, 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 445