ცხოველი

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Georgian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Georgian ცხოველი (cxoveli), ცხოელი (cxoeli), from Proto-Georgian-Zan *c₁xow-el-, from *c₁xow- (whence also ცხვარი (cxvari), ცხოვრება (cxovreba)). Cognate with Mingrelian ჩხოუ (čxou, cow) and Laz მჩხური (mčxuri, sheep); see below for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tsxɔvɛli/
  • Hyphenation: ცხო‧ვე‧ლი

Noun[edit]

ცხოველი (cxoveli) (plural ცხოველები)

  1. beastly animal

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Adjective[edit]

ცხოველი (cxoveli) (comparative უფრო ცხოველი, superlative ყველაზე ცხოველი)

  1. lively, keen, strong, passionate

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Old Georgian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Georgian-Zan *c₁xow-el-, formed by affixing *с₁xow- with the word-forming suffix *-el-. Words of the same origin include ცხოვრება (cxovreba), ცხოვარი (cxovari), ცხონება (cxoneba), etc.

Noun[edit]

ცხოველი (cxoveli)

  1. animal
  2. beast

Adjective[edit]

ცხოველი (cxoveli)

  1. alive, animate

Descendants[edit]

  • Georgian: ცხოველი (cxoveli)

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 606
  • Klimov, G. A. (1998) Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages (Trends in linguistics. Documentation; 16), New York, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, page 276
  • Fähnrich, Heinz (2007) Kartwelisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch [Kartvelian Etymological Dictionary] (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.18) (in German), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 585
  • Abulaʒe, Ilia (1973), “ცხოველი”, in Ʒveli kartuli enis leksiḳoni (masalebi) [Dictionary of Old Georgian (Materials)] (in Georgian), Tbilisi: Metsniereba, page 522
  • 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 435