մեծ

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian մեծ ‎(mec).

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Adjective[edit]

մեծ ‎(mec) ‎(superlative ամենամեծ)

  1. big, large
    մեծ շուն‎ ― mec šun ― big dog
    մեծ քար‎ ― mec kʿar ― large stone
  2. great
    մեծ բանաստեղծ‎ ― mec banastełc ― great poet
    Տիգրան Մեծ‎ ― Tigran MecTigranes the Great
  3. elder
    մեծ եղբայր‎ ― mec ełbayr ― elder brother
  4. adult, grownup
  5. important

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *meǵh₂-.

Adjective[edit]

մեծ ‎(mec

  1. great; large, big
    մեծ իմն, մեծս, մեծաւ, մեծու‎ ― mec imn, mecs, mecaw, mecu ― greatly, highly, much, very much, too much, excessively
    մեծ օր‎ ― mec ōr ― feast day, high-day
    մեծ դաշտ‎ ― mec dašt ― vast, spacious field or plain
    մեծ ժամս, ժամանակս‎ ― mec žams, žamanaks ― during many hours; for a long time
    զմեծ ժամս գիշերոյ‎ ― zmec žams gišeroy ― a great part of the night
  2. (by extension) strong, powerful, mighty
  3. (by extension) rich, opulent
  4. (by extension) important, serious, considerable, momentous
    ո՞չ է քեզ մեծ‎ ― o?čʿ ē kʿez mec ― is it not important?

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Adverb[edit]

մեծ ‎(mec)

  1. much

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References[edit]

  • մեծ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մեծ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մեծ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • Ranko Matasović (2009), A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian, Zagreb, page 14
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 458