ჩიტი

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Georgian[edit]

ჩიტი

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Etymology[edit]

Attested since Middle Georgian.

According to Čubinov, an Armenian borrowing: compare Old Armenian ծիտ (cit), Middle Armenian չիտ (čʿit), ջիտ (ǰit, sparrow). This is rejected by Ačaṙean, because in Armenian the word is used post-classically and infrequently and now is present in Eastern dialects only; he considers the Armenian words to be borrowed from Kartvelian, the Middle Armenian forms specifically from Georgian.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tʃitʼi/
  • Hyphenation: ჩი‧ტი
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Noun[edit]

ჩიტი (čiṭi) (plural ჩიტები)

  1. (small) bird
    ვარდის ჩიტიvardis čiṭinightingale
  2. sparrow
  3. thickened grape-juice dripping from fresh churchkhela
  4. (in the plural) (loom) reed/heald supports

Inflection[edit]

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References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1973), “ծիտ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume II, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, pages 458–459
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1977), “չիտ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume III, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 629a
  • Rayfield, Donald, editor (2006), “ჩიტი”, in A Comprehensive Georgian–English Dictionary, London: Garnett Press
  • Čubinov, David (1887), “ჩიტი”, in Gruzinsko-russkij slovarʹ [Georgian–Russian Dictionary], Saint Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, page 1579a

Mingrelian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Georgian ჩიტი (čiṭi); according to Kipšidze, borrowed from it. See there for more.

Noun[edit]

ჩიტი (čiṭi)

  1. small bird
  2. sparrow

References[edit]

  • Kipšidze, I. (1910), “ჩიტი”, in Grammatika mingrelʹskago (iverskago) jazyka s xrestomatijeju i slovarem [Grammar of the Mingrelian (Iverian) Language with a Reader and a Dictionary] (Materialy po jafetičeskomu jazykoznaniju; 7) (in Russian), Saint Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, page 365b