մղձկեմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from հեղձամղձուկ (hełjamłjuk). Alternatively, an independent word from a root մուղձ- (mułj-) of uncertain origin, +‎ -ուկ (-uk); for this root compare մղձաւանջ (młjawanǰ) and մղձաժէտ (młjažēt).

Verb[edit]

մղձկեմ (młjkem)

  1. (transitive) to choke, to stifle, to suffocate, to strangle
  2. (transitive, figuratively) to pain, to grieve, to vex, to torment
  3. (intransitive) to choke, to be suffocating
  4. (transitive, figuratively) to be violently affected with spite, envy, grief or rage

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References[edit]

  • մղձկեմ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մղձկեմ 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
  • մղձուկ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 403