չու

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian չու ‎(čʿu); see it for more.

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Noun[edit]

չու ‎(čʿu)

  1. group movement from one place to another, group journey
  2. transmigration (of birds)

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kyu-to-. Cognate with Sanskrit च्य्अवते ‎(cyávate, move to and fro, stir), Old Persian 𐎠𐏁𐎡𐎹𐎺𐎶 ‎(šiyav-, to set forth), Persian شاویدن ‎(šâvidan, to go), شدن ‎(šodan, to go), and Ancient Greek σεύω ‎(seúō, put in quick motion, drive). The verb չուեմ ‎(čʿuem) is from Proto-Indo-European *kyeu-. The root չոգ- ‎(čʿog-), which is the aorist stem of երթամ ‎(ertʿam, I go), is from Proto-Indo-European *kyou-.

Noun[edit]

չու ‎(čʿu

  1. journey, travel, voyage; departure; decamping
    չու առնել, ի չու անկանելčʿu aṙnel, i čʿu ankanel ― to begin a journey, to set out, to start, to go away, to leave, to remove
    չու առնել զօրացčʿu aṙnel zōracʿ ― to decamp, to break up the camp, to march
  2. way, road
  3. march, marching; campaign; expedition
  4. military camp
  5. caravan

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References[edit]

  • չու in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • չու in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • չու in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • “č‘u” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 547