კაკაბი

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Georgian[edit]

კაკაბი

Etymology[edit]

From Old Georgian, from Proto-Georgian-Zan *ḳaḳab-,[1][2] considered Onomatopoeic by Starostin.[3] Cognate with Mingrelian კოკობე ‎(ḳoḳobe).

According to Ačaṙean, together with Bats კაკაბ ‎(ḳaḳab) borrowed from Ancient Greek κακκάβη ‎(kakkábē),[4] but because the word is reconstructible for the Georgian-Zan period, this is ruled out by Klimov[1], who derived it from an unspecified old Indo-European antecedent, reflected in Ancient Greek κακκάβη ‎(kakkábē), Old Armenian կաքաւ ‎(kakʿaw), Persian کبک ‎(kabk), Hittite [script needed] ‎(kakkapa).[5] This etymology, however, is considered unlikely by Starostin, because it is difficult to reconstruct a common Proto-Indo-European form for these words.[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kʼɑkʼɑbi/
  • Hyphenation: კა‧კა‧ბი

Noun[edit]

კაკაბი ‎(ḳaḳabi) ‎(plural კაკბები)

  1. partridge

Inflection[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Klimov, Georgij A. (1998), “*ḳaḳab-”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages (Trends in linguistics. Documentation; 16), New York, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, page 85
  2. ^ Fähnrich, Heinz (2007), “*ḳaḳab-”, in Kartwelisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch [Kartvelian Etymological Dictionary] (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.18) (in German), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 219
  3. 3.0 3.1 Starostin, online database
  4. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1973), “կաքաւ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume II, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935, page 564a
  5. ^ Klimov, G. A. (1994) Drevnejšije indojevropeizmy kartvelʹskix jazykov [The Oldest Indo-Europeanisms in Kartvelian Languages] (in Russian), Moscow: Nasledie, ISBN 5-201-13217-0, pages 116-118