კბილი

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Georgian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Georgian კბილი ‎(ḳbili), from Proto-Georgian-Zan *ḳb-il-, from *ḳb-. Cognate with Mingrelian კიბირი ‎(ḳibiri) and Laz კიბირი ‎(ḳibiri).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kʼbili/
  • Hyphenation: კბი‧ლი

Noun[edit]

კბილი ‎(ḳbili) ‎(plural კბილები)

  1. tooth

Derived terms[edit]

Inflection[edit]

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Old Georgian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Georgian-Zan *ḳb-il-, which is the past-participle form of a very early formation ending in *-il based on the Proto-Georgian-Zan verb stem *ḳb-, which is the common ancestor of words pertaining to the oral cavity and eating such as კბენა ‎(ḳbena, to bite (anything but food)) and კბეჩა ‎(ḳbeča, to bite (implying food)).

Noun[edit]

კბილი ‎(ḳbili)

  1. tooth

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • penrixi (Fähnrich), hainc; sarǯvelaʒe, zurab (2000) kartvelur enata eṭimologiuri leksiḳoni [Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages] (in Georgian), Tbilisi: Tbilisi Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani State University Press, page 265
  • Klimov, Georgij A. (1998) Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages (Trends in linguistics. Documentation; 16), New York, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, page 87
  • Fähnrich, Heinz (2007) Kartwelisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch [Kartvelian Etymological Dictionary] (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.18) (in German), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 225
  • abulaʒe, ilia (1973), “კბილი”, in ʒveli kartuli enis leksiḳoni (masalebi) [Dictionary of Old Georgian (Materials)] (in Georgian), Tbilisi: Metsniereba, page 194