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 հանդերձ‎ ― sēg aṙ handerj ― fond of dress, smart, spruce, dandy
    սէգ առնուլ‎ ― sēg 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]

  • 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, published 1926–1935