ზა

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Mingrelian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Kartvelian *gz- (*gz-). Cognate with Georgian გზა (gza), Laz გზა (gza) and Svan ლიზი (lizi, to go).

Noun[edit]

ზა (za) (plural ზალეფი)

  1. road

References[edit]

  • Klimov, Georgij A. (1998), “*gza-”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages (Trends in linguistics. Documentation; 16), New York, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, page 30
  • Kipšidze, I. (1910), “ზა”, in Grammatika mingrelʹskago (iverskago) jazyka s xrestomatijeju i slovarem [Grammar of the Mingrelian (Iverian) Language with a Reader and a Dictionary] (Materialy po jafetičeskomu jazykoznaniju; 7) (in Russian), Saint Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, page 235a