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 *kyew-. The root չոգ- ‎(čʿog-), which is the aorist stem of երթամ ‎(ertʿam, to go), is from Proto-Indo-European *kyow-.

Noun[edit]

չու ‎(čʿu)

  1. journey, travel, voyage; departure; decamping
    չու առնել, ի չու անկանել‎ ― čʿu aṙnel, i čʿu ankanel ― to begin a journey, to set out, to start, to go away, to leave, to remove
    չու առնել զօրաց‎ ― čʿu 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]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “չու”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “չու”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “չու”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “č‘u”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 547