սեխ

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian սեխ (sex).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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սեխ (sex)

  1. muskmelon (the fruit of Cucumis melo)

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References[edit]

  • սեխ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University, volume IV, page 198a

Old Armenian[edit]

Cucumis melo

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Etymology[edit]

From a Mediterranean-Pontic substrate word of the form *si/ekʰu-, also reflected in Ancient Greek σικύα (sikúa), σικύη (sikúē), σεκούα (sekoúa, bottle-gourd, Lagenaria vulgaris; round gourd, Cucurbita maxima; gourd used as a calabash); σίκυος (síkuos), σικυός (sikuós), σίκυς (síkus, cucumber or melon, Cucumis (sativus)); σεκουάνη (sekouánē, a kind of olive) and less likely in Proto-Slavic *tyky (Russian ты́ква (týkva, pumpkin)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Traditional) IPA(key): [sɛχ]

Noun[edit]

սեխ (sex

  1. muskmelon (the fruit of Cucumis melo)
    • 5th century, Bible, Numbers 11.5
      զի յիշեցաք զձուկնն զոր ուտէաք յԵգիպտոս ձրի, եւ զսեխն եւ զմեղրապոպ եւ զպրասն եւ զսոխն եւ զխստոր։
      zi yišecʿakʿ zjuknn zor utēakʿ yEgiptos jri, ew zsexn ew zmełrapop ew zprasn ew zsoxn ew zxstor.
      We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic.
    • 5th century, Basil of Caesarea, Homiliae in Hexaemeron 5
      Եւ այսպէս՝ ի սակաւ բուսոյն ի կատարեալ չափ աճմանն գան ամենայն սերմանիք, որ պատշաճեալ են ի բոյս եւ յաճումն՝ եթէ ցորենոյ, եթէ սեխոյ, եւ եթէ այլոց սերմանեաց, եւ ամենայն խոտոց, եւ ազգի ազգի բանջարոց։
      Ew ayspēs, i sakaw busoyn i katareal čʿapʿ ačmann gan amenayn sermanikʿ, or patšačeal en i boys ew yačumn, etʿē cʿorenoy, etʿē sexoy, ew etʿē aylocʿ sermaneacʿ, ew amenayn xotocʿ, ew azgi azgi banǰarocʿ.
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)

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References[edit]

  • սեխ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • սեխ 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
  • սեխ in Ṙubēn Łazarean (2000), Grabari baṙaran [Dictionary of Old Armenian], in 2 vols, Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • սեխ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University, volume IV, page 197b
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 574