լերկ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian լերկ (lerk); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

լերկ (lerk) (superlative ամենալերկ)

  1. hairless
  2. smooth

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *lergʷ- (smooth). Related to ողորկ (ołork) and cognate with Old Irish lerg.

Alternatively, from Proto-Indo-European *negʷ-no-, from *negʷ-. through dissimilation n...nl...n with -r- as in մերկ (merk).

Adjective[edit]

լերկ (lerk)

  1. hairless
  2. (grammar, of a consonant) soft (such as պ, կ, տ, ծ, ճ)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: լերկ (lerk), լեկ (lek)

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “լերկ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “լերկ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “լերկ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 308, 478