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նավ

նավ

Armenian

նավ (nav)

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [nɑv]

Noun

նավ (nav)

  1. ship
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Etymology 2

From Persian ناو (nâv). According to Martirosyan “one cannot exclude the possibility that the meaning ‘basin; trough’ has been developed within Armenian, compare the literary meaning ‘winepress basin’” attested for Old Armenian նաւ (naw).

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [nɑv]

Noun

նավ (nav)

  1. (dialectal) mill race
  2. (dialectal) gutter
  3. (dialectal) tube
  4. (dialectal) basin or drain of a fountain
  5. (dialectal) trough
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References

  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 500
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), նաւ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935