კბილი

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

კბილი (ḳbili) (plural კბილები)

  1. tooth

Derived terms[edit]

Inflection[edit]


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-Kartvelian 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]

  • Heinz Fähnrich, Surab Sarjveladze (2000), kartvelur enata eṭimologiuri leksiḳoni [Etimological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages] (second edition), Tbilisi: Tbilisi Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani State University Press, page 265
  • Georgij A. Klimov (1998), Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages, New York, Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter, page 87
  • Heinz Fähnrich (2007), Kartwelisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch [Kartvelian Etymological Dictionary], Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 225
  • Ilia Abulaje (1973), ʒveli kartuli enis leksiḳoni (masalebi) [Dictionary of Old Georgian (Materials)], Tbilisi: Metsniereba, page 194