ցեղ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ցեղ (cʿeł).

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Noun[edit]

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ցեղ (cʿeł)

  1. tribe
    վայրենի ցեղերvayreni cʿełersavage tribes
  2. race
  3. clan, kindred
  4. (biology, taxonomy) genus

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The original meaning is “division”, of the same Proto-Indo-European origin as ցելում (cʿelum); see it for more.

Noun[edit]

ցեղ (cʿeł)

  1. tribe, race, branch
    ցեղից ցեղիցcʿełicʿ cʿełicʿvarious, diverse

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References[edit]

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