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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian մեղկ (mełk).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

մեղկ (mełk) (superlative ամենամեղկ)

  1. weak-willed, spineless; flabby
  2. effeminate, dissolute
  3. soft, weak; gentle

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *meldwi-. Cognate with Sanskrit मृदु (mṛdu, soft), Latin mollis.

AdjectiveEdit

մեղկ (mełk)

  1. soft, loose, slack, flabby
  2. (figuratively) weak, faint, effeminate, languid, cowardly

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: մեղկ (mełk)

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մեղկ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մեղկ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մեղկ”, 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 461