მეგრელი

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Georgian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Georgian მეგრელი (megreli), from Proto-Georgian-Zan *m-egr-el-, from the root *egr-. Compare ქართველი (kartveli). Cognates include Mingrelian მარგალი (margali).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɛɡrɛli/
  • Hyphenation: მეგ‧რე‧ლი

Noun[edit]

მეგრელი (megreli) (plural მეგრელები)

  1. Mingrelian

Inflection[edit]

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Old Georgian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Georgian-Zan *m-egr-el-, from the root *egr-. Cognate with the toponym of the ancient western Georgian kingdom of ეგრისი (egrisi), which was home to Mingrelians.

Noun[edit]

მეგრელი (megreli)

  1. Mingrelian

Usage notes[edit]

A more common term in the middle ages was ოდიშელი (odišeli)

Synonyms[edit]

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 185
  • Fähnrich, Heinz (2007) Kartwelisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch [Kartvelian Etymological Dictionary] (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.18) (in German), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 145
  • Klimov, Georgij A. (1998) Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages (Trends in linguistics. Documentation; 16), New York, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, page 118