ელვა

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Georgian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Georgian ელვა ‎(elva), from Proto-Kartvelian. Cognate with Svan ჰელ ‎(hel), Mingrelian ვალუა ‎(valua) and Laz ოვალუ ‎(ovalu).

For the development of the second sense compare Russian мо́лния ‎(mólnija).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛlvɑ/
  • Hyphenation: ელ‧ვა

Noun[edit]

ელვა ‎(elva) ‎(plural ელვები)

  1. lightning
  2. zip, zipper, zip fastener

Usage notes[edit]

  • Colloquially, Russian змейка ‎(zmejka) is used for the second sense.

Inflection[edit]

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See also[edit]


Old Georgian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Kartvelian; reconstructions vary by source.

Noun[edit]

ელვა ‎(elva)

  1. lightning

Descendants[edit]