ցեղ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ցեղ (cʿeł).

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Noun[edit]

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ցեղ (cʿeł)

  1. tribe
    վայրենի ցեղերvayreni cʿełer ― savage tribes
  2. race
  3. clan, kindred
  4. (biology, taxonomy) genus

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The original meaning is “division”, of the same Proto-Indo-European origin as ցելում (cʿelum); see it for more.

Noun[edit]

ցեղ (cʿeł

  1. tribe, race, branch
    ցեղից ցեղիցcʿełicʿ cʿełicʿ ― various, diverse

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References[edit]

  • ցեղ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ցեղ 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
  • ցեղ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University