սէգ

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱeygʰ- (to jump; lively, brisk). Cognates include Sanskrit शीघ (śīgha, quick, speedy), Russian сигать (sigatʹ, to jump) and Old English hīgian (to strive, hasten) (English hie). The original meaning of Armenian must have been “walking proudly” as shown by սիգամ (sigam, to strut), սիգաքայլ (sigakʿayl, walking or curveting proudly), etc.

Adjective[edit]

սէգ (sēg

  1. imperious, high, haughty, supercilious, arrogant, proud, superb
    սէգ առ հանդերձsēg aṙ handerj — fond of dress, smart, spruce, dandy
    սէգ առնուլsēg aṙnul — to strut, to stalk, to walk in a proud manner, with an air of ostentation or self complacency; to bridle up, to give oneself airs, to carry one's head too high
  2. effeminate (of man)

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References[edit]

  • սէգ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • սէգ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • սէգ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University