մերկ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian մերկ (merk).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

մերկ (merk) (superlative ամենամերկ)

  1. naked, bare, nude
  2. devoid of vegetation
  3. (figuratively) undisguised, barefaced
  4. (figuratively) poor, indigent

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from a form related to Proto-Indo-European *negʷ-no-, from *negʷ- (naked, nude), perhaps *megʷ(e)do- or *megʷ-ro-.

Adjective[edit]

մերկ (merk)

  1. nude, naked
    մերկ ընդ մերկ մարտընչելmerk ənd merk martənčʿelto wrestle naked
  2. unadorned, plain, simple, evident
  3. (figuratively) impudent, brazen-faced

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Adverb[edit]

մերկ (merk)

  1. mere, bare

Preposition[edit]

մերկ (merk)

  1. without

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մերկ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մերկ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մերկ”, 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 463