փուլ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian փուլ ‎(pʿul). The sense development is “crumbling down” → “waning of the moon” → “phase of the moon” → “phase”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

փուլ ‎(pʿul)

  1. phase; stage
    այս փուլում‎ ― ays pʿulum ― at this stage
  2. crumbling, falling, fall
    փուլ գալ‎ ― pʿul gal ― to crumble

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pʰōl-. Cognate with Lithuanian pùlti ‎(to attack, rush), Old English feallan (English fall) and perhaps Ancient Greek σφάλλω ‎(sphállō, bring down, destroy, cause to stumble, deceive).

Noun[edit]

փուլ ‎(pʿul)

  1. crumbling, falling, fall
    ի փուլ ածել‎ ― i pʿul acel ― to ruin, to destroy, to crumble
    ի փուլ գալ‎ ― i pʿul gal ― to go to ruin
    փուլք‎ ― pʿulkʿ ― ruins, rubbish
  2. wane (of the moon)
    լուսին ի փուլ է‎ ― lusin i pʿul ē ― the moon is waning

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References[edit]

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