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 (śīghra, 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 handerjfond of dress, smart, spruce, dandy
    սէգ առնուլsēg aṙnulto 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]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “սէգ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “սէգ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “սէգ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press