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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian էգ (ēg); see it for more.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

էգ (ēg)

  1. female (of animals)

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

էգ (ēg)

  1. female animal
  2. (derogatory) woman

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • իգ (ig) (post-classical)

EtymologyEdit

The origin is uncertain. Martirosyan suggests derivation from Proto-Indo-European *yews-i(e)h₂- or *yews-it- with Sanskrit योषा (yóṣā-, girl, young woman), योषित् (yoṣít-, girl, young woman) as cognates.

AdjectiveEdit

էգ (ēg)

  1. female
    էգ ազգնēg azgnthe female sex

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

էգ (ēg)

  1. female

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: էգ (ēg)

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “էգ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “էգ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “էգ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 276