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Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *mes. Cognate with Proto-Slavic *my and Lithuanian mẽs.

PronounEdit

մեք (mekʿ)

  1. (personal) we
    մեք ինքնին, մեք մեզէնmekʿ inkʿnin, mekʿ mezēnourselves
    զի՛նչ մեք ողորմելիքսzínčʿ mekʿ ołormelikʿswhat poor creatures we are!
DeclensionEdit
Usage notesEdit

The word has the following combining forms: մեր- (mer-), մեօք- (meōkʿ-) (rare).

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: մենք (menkʿ)

ReferencesEdit

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