გველი

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Georgian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Georgian გუელი (gueli), from Proto-Kartvelian *gwel-. Cognate with Svan უ̂იჯ (ûiǰ), Mingrelian გვერი (gveri) and Laz მგვერი (mgveri).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡvɛli/
  • Hyphenation: გვე‧ლი

Noun[edit]

გველი (gveli) (plural გველები)

  1. snake, serpent
  2. (figuratively) serpent

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References[edit]

  • Ilia Abulaje (1973), jveli k’art’uli enis lek’sikoni (masalebi) [Dictionary of Old Georgian (Materials)], Tbilisi: Metsniereba, page 93
  • Heinz Fähnrich, Surab Sarjveladze (2000), k’art’velur enat’a etimologiuri lek’sikoni [Etimological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages] (second edition), Tbilisi: Tbilisi Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani State University Press, page 142
  • Georgij A. Klimov (1998), Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages, New York, Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter, page 29
  • Heinz Fähnrich (2007), Kartwelisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch [Kartvelian Etymological Dictionary], Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 105