ღვია

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Kartvelian *ɣwi- (juniper), borrowed from Proto-Armenian *gʷi-, whence գի (gi). The same sound development is seen in another early Armenism in Kartvelian: ღვინო (ḡvino).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ღვია (ḡvia)

  1. juniper tree

References[edit]

  • գի in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • գի, գիհի in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words]], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University, volume 4, Armeniaca appendix
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 212