մըկլըմանդի

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. The Old Armenian form is reconstructable as *մգլամանդի (*mglamandi). Martirosyan proposes derivation from *մգլ- (*mgl-, mould) (see մգլել (mglel)) + -ա- (-a-) + *մանդի (*mandi, yarn or web), probably from մանեմ (manem, to spin) + -դի (-di). The spider-web is taken to be, then, a mould-like yarn/web. The Karabakh forms may be regarded as folk-etymological reshaping as ‘kerchief of a mouse’, from մոկնը (moknə, mouse) (Old Armenian մուկն (mukn)) + մանդիլ (mandil, kerchief).

Noun[edit]

մըկլըմանդի (məkləmandi)

  1. (dialectal, Goris) spiderweb

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References[edit]

  • Margaryan, Alekʿsandr (1975) Gorisi barbaṙə [The Dialect of Goris] (in Armenian), Yerevan: University Press, page 440a
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “*mglamandi”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 456–457