შნო

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Georgian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Georgian უშნოო ‎(ušnoo), from Proto-Kartvelian *šw-en- and *šw-n-. Of the same origin as შვენება ‎(šveneba), მშვენიერი ‎(mšvenieri) etc.

On the other hand, Ačaṙean derives from Old Armenian շնորհ ‎(šnorh), but according to Klimov and Vogt that is impossible.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

შნო ‎(šno)

  1. pleasantness, fascination
  2. charm
  3. adroitness, dexterity
  4. courage, guts

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Klimov, Georgij A. (1998) Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages (Trends in linguistics. Documentation; 16), New York, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, page 250
  • Vogt, Hans (1936/1938), Esquisse d'une grammaire du georgien moderne, Oslo: A.W. Brøgge, p. 330
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1977), “շնորհ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume III, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935, page 527b
  • orbeliani, sulxan-saba (1685–1716), iordanišvili s., editor, siṭq̇vis ḳona kartuli, romel ars leksiḳoni [The Wisp of Georgian Words That Beeth a Dictionary], Tbilisi: Georgian SSR print, published 1949, page 351