სუფთა

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Georgian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hittite [script needed] ‎(suppi, clean). Most likely a Proto-Kartvelian borrowing during the late, Proto-Karto-Zan stage of development (XIX-VIII centuries BC).(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

On the other hand, according to Ačaṙean, a borrowing from Iranian from a word in the family of Persian سفید ‎(safid, white).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

სუფთა ‎(supta) (comparative უფრო სუფთა, superlative ყველაზე სუფთა)

  1. blank, pristine, clean, pure, spotless, stainless, unadulterated, unalloyed

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1979), “սպիտակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume IV, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935, page 265a