ხეთქა

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Georgian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Georgian ხეთქა ‎(xetka), from Proto-Georgian-Zan *xetk-, *xtk-, but see below for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /xɛtʰkʰɑ/
  • Hyphenation: ხეთ‧ქა

Verb[edit]

ხეთქა ‎(xetka)

  1. Third-person singular aorist indicative of ხეთქავს ‎(xetkavs)

Derived terms[edit]


Old Georgian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Georgian-Zan *xetk-, *xtk- ‎(to tear, break; crack, burst).[1][2][3]

Ačaṙean derives from Old Armenian խեթկեմ ‎(xetʿkem), խեթեմ ‎(xetʿem).[4] On the other hand, according to Vogt (apud Klimov) the direction of the borrowing is the opposite.[1]

Verb[edit]

ხეთქა ‎(xetka)

  1. [He/she/it] cracked, teared, broke, burst

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Georgij A. Klimov (1998), Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages, New York, Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter, page 326
  2. ^ Georgij A. Klimov (1964), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ kartvelʹskix jazykov [Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages], Moscow: USSR Academy of Sciences, page 260
  3. ^ Starostin's online database
  4. ^ խեթ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan], volume II, page 355a