մեծ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian մեծ (mec).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

մեծ (mec)

  1. big, large
    մեծ շունmec šun — big dog
    մեծ քարmec kʿar — large stone
  2. great
    մեծ բանաստեղծmec banastełc — great poet
    Տիգրան ՄեծTigran MecTigranes the Great
  3. elder
    մեծ եղբայրmec ełbayr — elder brother
  4. adult, grownup
  5. important

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *meǵh₂-.

Adjective[edit]

մեծ (mec

  1. great; large, big
    մեծ իմն, մեծս, մեծաւ, մեծուmec imn, mecs, mecaw, mecu — greatly, highly, much, very much, too much, excessively
    մեծ օրmec ōr — feast day, high-day
    մեծ դաշտmec dašt — vast, spacious field or plain
    մեծ ժամս, ժամանակսmec žams, žamanaks — during many hours; for a long time
    զմեծ ժամս գիշերոյzmec žams gišeroy — a great part of the night
  2. (by extension) strong, powerful, mighty
  3. (by extension) rich, opulent
  4. (by extension) important, serious, considerable, momentous
    ո՞չ է քեզ մեծo?čʿ ē kʿez mec — is it not important?

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Adverb[edit]

մեծ (mec)

  1. much

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References[edit]

  • մեծ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մեծ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մեծ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Ranko Matasović (2009), A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian, Zagreb, page 14
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 458