ლეზვი

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Georgian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Georgian-Zan *lez₁w-. Cognate with Mingrelian ლეჟვა (ležva) and Laz ლეჟვერა (ležvera).

Ačaṙean derives from Old Armenian լիզեմ (lizem, to lick) (root *լէզ- (*lēz-)), but Klimov remarks that the connection with Armenian is “difficult to accept”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lɛzvi/
  • Hyphenation: ლეზ‧ვი

Noun[edit]

ლეზვი (lezvi) (plural ლეზვები)

  1. saliva

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1973), “լէզ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume II, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 278b
  • Klimov, Georgij A. (1998) Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages (Trends in linguistics. Documentation; 16), New York, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, page 108
  • 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 304
  • Fähnrich, Heinz (2007) Kartwelisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch [Kartvelian Etymological Dictionary] (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.18) (in German), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 267
  • čubinašvili, niḳo (1812–1825), “ლეზვი”, in kartuli leksiḳoni rusulis targamaniturt [Georgian Explanatory Dictionary with Russian Commentaries], Saint Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences