agiaq

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Greenlandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Inuit *aɣi-aʁ- (file, grindstone), from Proto-Eskimo *aɣi- (file, sharpen). Compare agiarpoq (files, rubs).

Noun[edit]

agiaq (plural agissat)

  1. violin
    • 2012, Broberg, H., Sermitsiaq AG[1]:
      Kikkut tamarmik nalunngilaat agiaq qanoq nipeqassanngitsoq, hiistit pamiuinnit agiaq tagiarneqartillugu.
      Everyone knows how it should not sound when the horsehair of a violin bow is incorrectly pulled on a violin.
  2. (obsolete) old shamanic term meaning rubbing stone
  3. basalt.
    Synonyms: agiamineq, basalti

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