ilbiz

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic илбиз
Roman ilbiz
Perso-Arabic ایلبیز
Common snail.jpg

Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin. Possibly from metathesis of iblis (Iblis, Satan, devil), due to association of snails with the devil and evil spirits. Compare Kryz term for “snail”, шийтІан, from Arabic شَيْطَان (šayṭān, devil). Udi аьлбиз (älbiz) and Khinalug илбиз (ilbiz) are probably borrowings from Azerbaijani.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ilˈbiz]
  • Hyphenation: il‧biz

Noun[edit]

ilbiz (definite accusative ilbizi, plural ilbizlər)

  1. snail

Declension[edit]