M. Abeghyan was one of the classics of Armenian philology. His fundamental studies devoted to Armenian literature, language, lexicography and oral tradition paved way for the development of different areas of modern Armenian scholarship.
M. Abeghyan was born in March 17, 1965, in the village of Tazakend, near Astapat (in modern Nakhijevan), famous for its monastery of St. Stepanos (Karmirvank). After a brief study at the newly opened school of Astapat in 1876 he was selected to continue his further education at the Gevorgyan seminary in Echmiatsin. After graduating the seminary with in 1887 M.Abeghyan was appointed as a teacher at the school in Shushi, Karabagh where he works for two years.
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