մունջ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian մունջ(munǰ).

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մունջ ‎(munǰ) ‎(superlative ամենամունջ)

  1. dumb, mute
  2. silent, speechless

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Adverb[edit]

մունջ ‎(munǰ)

  1. silently
    լուռ ու մունջ‎ ― luṙ u munǰ ― quietly, silently

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Middle Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian մունջ(munǰ).

Adjective[edit]

մունջ ‎(munǰ)

  1. dumb, mute, silent, speechless

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Martirosyan, from Proto-Indo-European *munyo-, a thematization of *muni-; compare Sanskrit मुनि(muni, ecstatic person, ascetic, hermit (especially one who has taken the vow of silence)), Czech muňa(speechless, fool).

According to Ačaṙyan, from Proto-Indo-European *mundyo- and cognate with Ancient Greek μυνδός(mundós), μύδος(múdos), μυκός(mukós), μυττός(muttós, dumb), Latin mutus, Sanskrit मूक(mūka, dumb).

In any case probably ultimately going back to sound-symbolic *mū-. See also մրմունջ(mrmunǰ), մուռ(muṙ), մունչ(munčʿ).

Adjective[edit]

մունջ ‎(munǰ)

  1. dumb, mute, silent, speechless
    մունջ առնել‎ ― munǰ aṙnel ― to strike dumb
    մունջ լինել‎ ― munǰ linel ― to be mute, to become dumb or speechless

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մունջ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մունջ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մունջ”, 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 486