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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  • múrtəla n. homemade feta cheese
  • bóq'ˤi n. whole cheese
  • gážlin múrtəla n. ewe's cheese rolled in leaves that shepherds take to the mountains
  • bakɬ n. dried stomach of a very young lamb (suckling lamb?), used for fermenting milk to make cheese
  • dəbákɬ n. (fermenting) starter for cheese
  • nosór χːʷálli n. pie with cottage cheese
  • čanká n. small piece of cheese, butter or curd
  • nosó n. cottage cheese made of skimmed milk
  • ħówz n. pit for making cheese
  • siríq'u n. hellebore, its leaves are used to roll homemade cheese in
  • k'óχːˤi n. saucepan with thee legs for making cottage cheese
  • magáš n. brynza (feta cheese) made of whey
  • qabá n. hollowed out log where cheese used to be kept, wrapped in skeepskins (obsolete)
  • háˤnkːurtːu n. soup made of slices of dough (háˤnkːuri, see entry) with garlic and cottage cheese