Archi is a Lezgic language spoken by about 1200 people in Daghestan. The online version of the Archi-Russian-English Dictionary contains sounds files for every word form of the lexeme, digital pictures of culturally significant objects, idioms and example sentences with interlinear glossing.


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  • tirq'ín écas dyn. v. do tirqin (ritual at a funeral, which consists of: 1. a speech on the life and deeds of the deceased; 2. a prayer asking forgiveness for the deceased; 3. pouring water on the tomb)
  • t'awáp n. ritual of walking around Kaaba (see k'aʕba)
  • laχábir n. laχa (see entry) that is given to the Quran readers when they reach the word laχabir (during Ramadan)
  • tárbi abas c. verb. throw rosaries (as lots) at the tarbi ritual, see tarbi
  • hálkul n. a ritual during engagement, consisting of a meal for female relatives of a bride and a groom and of giving presents to the bride
  • č'íšːi n. ritual mourning song
  • makák n. namaz (the ritual prayers prescribed by Islam to be observed five times daily)
  • goˤróˤrči n. >sweet porridge made of roasted flour and malt. Given to a newly-married couple in bride's house; to a young mother to celebrate a birth; cooked to celebrate the end of agricultural work.