ბალი

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Georgian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɑli/
  • Hyphenation: ბა‧ლი

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Georgian-Zan *bal-, from an unknown Asianic source. Cognate with Mingrelian ბული ‎(buli) and Laz ბული ‎(buli). Compare Persian بالو ‎(bālū)

Noun[edit]

ბალი ‎(bali)

  1. cherry
  2. sweet cherry
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Klimov, Georgij A. (1998) Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages (Trends in linguistics. Documentation; 16), New York, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, page 7
  • penrixi (Fähnrich), hainc; sarǯvelaʒe, zurab (2000) kartvelur enata eṭimologiuri leksiḳoni [Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages] (in Georgian), Tbilisi: Tbilisi Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani State University Press, page 92
  • Fähnrich, Heinz (2007) Kartwelisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch [Kartvelian Etymological Dictionary] (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.18) (in German), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 46
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “բալ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935

Etymology 2[edit]

From French balle, possibly via Russian балл ‎(ball)

Noun[edit]

ბალი ‎(bali)

  1. (in describing wave, wind etc.) point
  2. (in compounds) mark, grade, score

Etymology 3[edit]

From French bal

Noun[edit]

ბალი ‎(bali)

  1. ball, dance