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EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian մեղմեխ (mełmex).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

մեղմեխ (mełmex) (superlative ամենամեղմեխ)

  1. (dated) insincere, deceitful, duplicitous

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • մեղմեխ”, in Žamanakakicʿ hayocʿ lezvi bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Contemporary Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, 1969–1980

Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps a reduplication of մեղ (meł).

AdjectiveEdit

մեղմեխ (mełmex)

  1. insinuating, insincere, deceitful, fraudulent, wicked, malicious

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մեղմեխ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մեղմեխ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մեղմեխ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd 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 463