Old Georgian phrases and sentences 61: Swallowing a camel   Leave a comment

Since we talked about camels here in the last post, here’s a simple verse from elsewhere for our next OGPS.

Mt 23:24 Adishi

წინამძღუარნო ბრმანო, რომელნი დასწურავთ კურნაქსა და აქლემსა შთანსთქამთ!

  • წინამძღუარი leader, guide
  • ბრმაჲ blind
  • და-ს-წურავ-თ pres 2pl O3 დაწურვა to press, sift
  • კურნაქი gnat, mosquito, etc.
  • შთა-ნ-ს-თქამ-თ pres 2pl O3 შთანთქმა/შთათქმა to swallow, gulp down

For good measure, here’s the Greek and Armenian:

ὁδηγοὶ τυφλοί, οἱ διϋλίζοντες τὸν κώνωπα, τὴν δὲ κάμηλον καταπίνοντες.

Առաջնորդք կոյրք, որ զմժղուկս քամէ́ք, եւ զուղտս կլանէք։.

  • առաջնորդ, ի, -աց guide, director, leader
  • կույր, կուրաց blind
  • մժղուկ gnat, mosquito, etc.
  • քամեմ, -եցի to press, squeeze, sift
  • ուղտ, -ուց camel
  • կլանեմ, կլի to swallow, devour (NB aorist form!)
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