մէգ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃meygʰ-o- or *h₃meygʰ-eh₂- (fog, cloud). Cognates include Sanskrit मेघ (megha, cloud), Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬉𐬖𐬀 (maēγa-, cloud), Persian میغ (mēġ, cloud, fog), Manichaean Parthian myg, Ancient Greek ὀμίχλη (omíkhlē, mist, fog), Russian мгла (mgla), Latvian migla, and Albanian mjegull. A borrowing from the Iranian descendants is also possible, but according to Martirosyan the existence of dialectal մգլել (mglel, to cloud), in view of its internal -l-, that is reminiscent of the Greek and Balto-Slavic forms, favours the native origin.

Noun[edit]

մէգ (mēg

  1. mist, fog, darkness
    թանձր մէգtʿanjr mēg ― dense fog, thick mist

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References[edit]

  • մէգ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մէգ 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
  • մէգ 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 11
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 466