განძი

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Georgian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Armenian գանձ ‎(ganj, treasure), itself from Middle Persian 𐭢𐭭𐭰 ‎(ganj, treasure), derived from Old Persian. The borrowing is from Armenian because of the /dz/ sound.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

განძი ‎(ganʒi)

  1. treasure, buried treasure

References[edit]

  • գանձ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]

Mingrelian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Armenian գանձ ‎(ganj, treasure), itself from Middle Persian𐭢𐭭𐭰 ‎(ganj, treasure), ultimately derived from Old Persian. The borrowing took place via Armenian as attested from the /dz/ sound.

Noun[edit]

განძი ‎(ganji)

  1. treasure, buried treasure

References[edit]