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
    մեծ բերան‎ ― mec beransee մեծաբերան
    մեծ խոսել‎ ― mec xosel ― to have a big mouth or a loud mouth
    մեծ հայր‎ ― mec hayr ― grandfather
    մեծ մայր‎ ― mec mayr ― grandmother
    մեծ մահ‎ ― mec mah ― plague
    մեծ մատ‎ ― mec mat ― thumb
    մեծ պաս‎ ― mec pas ― Lent
    մեծ էշը ախոռը մոռանալ՝ թողնել‎ ― mec ēšə axoṙə moṙanal, tʿołnel ― to forget or overlook the main thing
    մեծ թիքեն (կամ մեծ կտորը) ականջը թողնել‎ ― mec tʿikʿen (kam mec ktorə) akanǰə tʿołnel ― to crush or crumble into so many pieces that only the ears remain intact
    մեծի հետ մեծ, պստիկի հետ պստիկ լինել‎ ― meci het mec, pstiki het pstik linel ― to treat people accordingly
    մեծով պստիկով, մեծով փոքրով‎ ― mecov pstikov, mecov pʿokʿrov ― big and small, everybody
  2. spacious, voluminous, sizable
  3. lofty, towering, colossal
  4. crowded, populous, multitudinous
  5. (figuratively) notable, remarkable, significant, talented
  6. severe, terrible, fierce
  7. important, significant
  8. numerous, copious, great
  9. magnificent, splendid, great
    մեծ բանաստեղծ‎ ― mec banastełc ― great poet
  10. adult, grown-up, major
  11. main, chief, leading
  12. senior, elder, great
    մեծ եղբայր‎ ― mec ełbayr ― elder brother
    Տիգրան Մեծ‎ ― Tigran MecTigranes the Great

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Noun[edit]

մեծ ‎(mec)

  1. leader, chief, elder

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂s.

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]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մեծ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մեծ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մեծ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian[1] (pdf), Zagreb, page 14
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 458