փիղ

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian փիղ ‎(pʿił); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

փիղ ‎(pʿił)

  1. elephant
  2. (chess) bishop

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian 𐭯𐭩𐭫 ‎(pīl). Compare Persian پیل ‎(pīl) and see Akkadian 𒄠𒋛 ‎(pīru) for more.

Noun[edit]

փիղ ‎(pʿił)

  1. elephant
    փիղ մատակ‎ ― pʿił matak ― she-elephant, female elephant
    գոչիւն փղի‎ ― gočʿiwn pʿłi ― trumpeting of the elephant
    ժանի փղաց‎ ― žani pʿłacʿ ― elephant's tusks, ivory

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: փիղ ‎(pʿił)

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “փիղ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “փիղ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “փիղ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935