მატური

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Georgian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Armenian մատուռ (matuṙ), from Ancient Greek μαρτύριον (martúrion, shrine of a martyr). Direct borrowing from Ancient Greek would have yielded Georgian *მარტული (*marṭuli).

Noun[edit]

მატური (maṭuri)

  1. a quarter of the cemetery, where the dead of one family are buried

References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մատուռն”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • čubinašvili, niḳo (1812–1825), “მატური”, in kartuli leksiḳoni rusulis targamaniturt [Georgian Explanatory Dictionary with Russian Commentaries], Saint Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences