դեղ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian դեղ (deł).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

դեղ (deł)

  1. drug, medicine, medicament

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰél(H)-; related to դալար (dalar), դեղձ (dełj), դեղբ (dełb), դեղին (dełin) and possibly դղեզ (dłez). The basic meaning was “herb”. The sense of “medicine” developed from the use of herbs as medicine.

Noun[edit]

դեղ (deł)

  1. herb
    դեղ դալարdeł dalargrass, herbage, green; verdure
  2. medicine
    ամենաբոյժ դեղamenaboyž dełpanacea
    դեղ առնուլdeł aṙnulto take a remedy
    դեղ մատուցանելdeł matucʿanelto physic, to dress
    անոյշ դեղanoyš dełsweet medicine
    դառն դեղdaṙn dełbitter medicine
    սաստիկ դեղsastik dełviolent medicine
    զորաւոր դեղzorawor dełpowerful medicine
    ազդու դեղazdu dełefficacious medicine
  3. poison
    դեղ առնուլdeł aṙnulto take poison
  4. amulet, talisman
  5. perfume
  6. dye
  7. antimony (for painting the eyes)
  8. ink
  9. kindling (material)

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “դեղ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “դեղ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “դեղ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 237