ჯვარი

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Georgian ჯუარი (ǯuari), from Proto-Georgian-Zan *ǯwar-. Cognate with Mingrelian ჯგუნჯგი (ǯgunǯgi, spike) and Laz მზგუჯი (mzguǯi, stake, post). For the semantic shift compare Old Armenian խաչ (xačʿ, cross ← *stake, *stick).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dʒvɑri/
  • Hyphenation: ჯვა‧რი

Noun[edit]

ჯვარი (ǯvari) (plural ჯვრები)

  1. cross
  2. (Christianity) cross
  3. (card games) clubs
    ჯვრის გადასვლა (ǰvris gadasvla) — to lead clubs
  4. (dialectal, Khevsureti) heathen god that served as patron to a certain family or tribe
    1. Sacred place dedicated to a heathen god, where Khevsurians worship

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References[edit]

  • Klimov, Georgij A. (1998) Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages (Trends in linguistics. Documentation; 16), New York, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, page 343