ალი

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Georgian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ali/
  • Hyphenation: ალი

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Georgian ალი (ali). Related to Mingrelian ალი (ali, blaze, flame, fire), Laz ალი (ali), Svan ჰელ (hel); Chechen алу (alu, fire), Ingush ала (ala), Ossetian ала (ala, soot), and, possibly, Avar лахӏ (laḥʳ, soot). (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

ალი (ali) (plural ალები)

  1. blaze, flame, fire
Inflection[edit]
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Further reading[edit]

  • Čikobava, Arnold et al., editors (1950–1964), “ალი1”, in Kartuli enis ganmarṭebiti leksiḳoni [Explanatory Dictionary of the Georgian language] (in Georgian), Tbilisi
  • Абаев, В. И. (1958) Историко-этимологический словарь осетинского языка [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Ossetian Language] (in Russian), volume I, Moscow, Leningrad: Academy Press, page 43, compares Ottoman Turkish آلو(alev, flame), which is unlikely to be related due to attestation in Old Georgian

Etymology 2[edit]

From Persian آل(âl).

Proper noun[edit]

ალი (ali)

  1. demon in the form of a beautiful woman
Inflection[edit]
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Descendants[edit]
  • Mingrelian: ალი (ali)
  • Svan: ჰა̈ლ (häl)

Further reading[edit]

  • Čikobava, Arnold et al., editors (1950–1964), “ალი2”, in Kartuli enis ganmarṭebiti leksiḳoni [Explanatory Dictionary of the Georgian language] (in Georgian), Tbilisi

Laz[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Kartvelian *q̇el-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑli/
  • Hyphenation: ა‧ლი

Noun[edit]

ალი (ali) (Latin spelling ali) (Atina, Vizha, Artasheni, Vitse–Arkabi)

  1. neck
    ალის თოკი გეიდუმელს დო ეინჭენ
    alis toǩi geidumels do einç̌en
    S/he hangs her/himself with a rope around her/his neck ( commits suicide, kills her/himself)

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