ոսի

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Margaryan identifies with հոսի (hosi). J̌ahukyan derives from Proto-Indo-European *oḱiyā, from the root *oḱ- (sharp).

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Noun[edit]

ոսի (osi) (dialectological spelling վօսի)

  1. (dialectal, Karabakh, Goris) a kind of thorny plant, which is eagerly eaten by animals when it is green and used as tinder when it is dry; its roots are used for making the shafts of spinning wheels

References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1913), “ոսի”, in Hayerēn gawaṙakan baṙaran [Armenian Provincial Dictionary] (Ēminean azgagrakan žołovacu; 9) (in Armenian), Tiflis: Lazarev Institute of Oriental Languages, page 855a
  • Margaryan, Alekʿsandr (1975) Gorisi barbaṙə [The Dialect of Goris] (in Armenian), Yerevan: University Press, page 476b
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1987) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Literary Period] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 111
  • Sargsyan, Artem et al., editors (2007), “ոսի”, in Hayocʿ lezvi barbaṙayin baṙaran [Dialectal Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Armenian), volume IV, Yerevan: Hayastan, page 326a