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Classical Armenian: mēǰ(-k‘)

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Language:Classical Armenian
Meaning:back
Source form:մէջ(ք)
Phonological form:mēǰ(-k‘)
Gloss:
Notes:mēǰ – originally ‘middle, midst, inside’. From PIE *medhi̯o-: cf. Skt. mádhya 'middle, located in the middle', OAv. maidiia- , YAv. maiδiia- 'middle, the middle', Gr. μέσος , Lat. medius 'mid, middle', medium n. 'middle', Goth. midjis , OHG mitti 'located in the middle', Russ. mežá 'boundary', etc.
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Sources of lexical data

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Source: Martirosyan, Hrach. 2010. Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon. Brill.
Pages: 468
Reliability: High
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Source: Martirosyan, Hrach (Leiden University)
Reliability: High
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Source: Macak, Martin (University of Georgia)
Reliability: Exclude (e.g. not the Swadesh term)
Comment: Seems to specifically refer to the lower part of the body, i.e. "waist" also "abdomen; loins"; thus, "back" only in a general sense.

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