փայլ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian փայլ ‎(pʿayl); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

փայլ ‎(pʿayl)

  1. glitter, lustre, brilliance; shine; radiance
    արևի փայլը‎ ― arewi pʿaylə ― the brilliance of sun
  2. (figuratively) magnificence, gorgeousness; lustre

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Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • փաղ- ‎(pʿał-), փող- ‎(pʿoł-) (in compounds)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *spʰel-, *pʰel- ‎(to shine). Cognates include Sanskrit स्फुलिङ्ग ‎(sphul-iṅga, spark of fire), फल्गु ‎(phalgú, red, reddish), Latvian spulgot ‎(to shine), German flinkern ‎(to shine), Latin splendeo ‎(shine), etc.

Noun[edit]

փայլ ‎(pʿayl)

  1. shine, brilliance, lustre, glitter, splendour
    փայլ զփայլի տալ‎ ― pʿayl zpʿayli tal ― to shine

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Adjective[edit]

փայլ ‎(pʿayl)

  1. shining, brilliant, glittering
    փայլ ի փայլ‎ ― pʿayl i pʿayl ― extremely bright, dazzling; sparklingly

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Usage notes[edit]

Beside փայլ- ‎(pʿayl-), the word has also the combining forms փաղ- ‎(pʿał-) and փող- ‎(pʿoł-).

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “փայլ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “փայլ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935