ბუ

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Georgian[edit]

ბუ

Etymology[edit]

From Old Georgian ბუვი (buvi), ბუ (bu), from Proto-Georgian-Zan *b(ɣ)u-. Cognates include Laz ბღუ (bɣu).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ბუ (bu) (plural ბუები)

  1. owl

Inflection[edit]

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Old Georgian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Georgian-Zan *b(ɣ)u-. Ultimately of onomatopoeic origin.[1][2] Compare also Old Armenian բու (bu), Latin bubo, Arabic بومة and Persian بوف.

Noun[edit]

ბუ (bu)

  1. owl

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Klimov, Georgij A. (1998) Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages (Trends in linguistics. Documentation; 16), New York, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, page 23
  2. ^ Online database of Kartvelian reconstructions, by Sergei Starostin