փիղ

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian փիղ (pʿił). Doublet of ֆիլ (fil).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

փիղ (pʿił)

  1. elephant
    Synonym: ֆիլ (fil) (dialectal)
  2. (chess) bishop

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Armenian · շախմատի խաղաքար (šaxmati xałakʿar) (layout · text)
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արքա (arkʿa) թագուհի (tʿaguhi) նավակ (navak) փիղ (pʿił) ձի (ji) զինվոր (zinvor)

Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian [script needed] (pyl /pīl/). See Akkadian 𒄠𒋛 (pīru) for more.

Noun[edit]

փիղ (pʿił)

  1. elephant

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: փիղ (pʿił) (learned)

Further reading[edit]

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