մէգ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃meygʰ-o- or *h₃meygʰ-eh₂-(fog, cloud). Cognates include Sanskrit मेघ(megha, cloud), Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬉𐬖𐬀(maēγa-, cloud), Persian میغ(mēġ, cloud, fog), Manichaean Parthian myg, Ancient Greek ὀμίχλη(omíkhlē, mist, fog), Russian мгла(mgla), Latvian migla, and Albanian mjegull. A borrowing from the Iranian descendants is also possible, but according to Martirosyan the existence of dialectal մգլել(mglel, to cloud), in view of its internal -l-, that is reminiscent of the Greek and Balto-Slavic forms, favours the native origin.

Noun[edit]

մէգ ‎(mēg)

  1. mist, fog, darkness
    թանձր մէգ‎ ― tʿanjr mēg ― dense fog, thick mist

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մէգ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մէգ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մէգ”, 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 11
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 466