Old Georgian phrases and sentences 17   Leave a comment

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted a short Georgian bit. Here’s something from Jeremiah: nothing difficult, only a few vocabulary words that may be new to some readers.

Jeremiah 23:29 (Oški/Jerusalem: R.P. Blake and M. Brière, The Old Georgian Version of the Prophets, PO 29.6 and 30.3.)

οὐχὶ οἱ λόγοι μου ὥσπερ πῦρ φλέγον, λέγει κύριος, καὶ ὡς πέλυξ κόπτων πέτραν;

აჰა ესერა სიტყუანი ჩემნი ვითარცა ცეცხლი მოტყინარჱ, იტყჳს უფალი, და ვითარცა წერაქჳ, რომელმან განკუეთის კლდჱ

Some vocabulary:

  • ცეცხლი fire
  • მოტყინარჱ burning, flaming
  • წერაქჳ pick-axe
  • განკუეთა to split (here, aorist iterative)
  • კლდჱ rock

Posted January 6, 2014 by adamcmccollum in Georgian, Lexicography

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