մերձ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian մերձ(merj).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

մերձ (merj) (superlative ամենամերձ)

  1. near, close

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *մերձի(*merji), from *մեձրի(*mejri), from Proto-Indo-European *méǵʰ(s)ri. Cognate with Ancient Greek μέχρι(mékhri). The ending (-i) survives in մերձենամ(merjenam), from *մերձիանամ(*merjianam).

Adjective[edit]

մերձ (merj)

  1. near, nigh, next, close to, contiguous
    մերձ է ի մեզ‎ ― merj ē i mezit is near or quite close to us

Preposition[edit]

մերձ (merj)

  1. near, close to
    մերձ ընդ մերձ‎ ― merj ənd merjvery near, soon, in a short time
    մերձ ի Վենետիկ‎ ― merj i Venetiknear Venice
    մերձ առ միմեանս‎ ― merj aṙ mimeanstogether, one with another, side by side
    մերձ լինել‎ ― merj linelto be near, ready at hand; to be on the verge or brink of, at the point of
    մերձ լինել ի մահ‎ ― merj linel i mahto be at the point of death
    մերձ ի վախճան լինել‎ ― merj i vaxčan linelto be drawing to a close; to be approaching one's end
    մերձ բազմիլ‎ ― merj bazmilto sit near
    մերձ դնել‎ ― merj dnelto propose; to confront, to compare

Adverb[edit]

մերձ (merj)

  1. nearly, about

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մերձ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մերձ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մերձ”, 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 465