մերկ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian մերկ ‎(merk).

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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-. Cf. *nogʷós ‎(naked, nude). Cognate with Ancient Greek γυμνός ‎(gumnós), Sanskrit नग्न ‎(nagna), Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬕𐬥𐬀 ‎(maġna), Latin nūdus, and Old English nacod (English naked). Possibly related to լերկ ‎(lerk) and տկլոր ‎(tklor).

Adjective[edit]

մերկ ‎(merk

  1. nude, naked
    մերկ ընդ մերկ մարտընչելmerk ənd merk martənčʿel ― to 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]

  • մերկ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մերկ 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
  • մերկ 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]
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 463