-ակ

ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian -ակ (-ak); see below.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ակ (-ak)

  1. Forming diminutives.
    գետակgetak — rivulet
    տնակtnak — little house
  2. Forming names of things (tools) or people performing some action.
    սուզակsuzak — diver
    սահնակsahnak — sled, sleigh

SynonymsEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Iranian *-ak, which must have had a diminutive value in some regions.

SuffixEdit

-ակ (-ak)

  1. Forming diminutives.
    աթոռatʿoṙ — chair
    աթոռակatʿoṙak — small chair
    նաւnaw — ship
    նաւակnawak — boat
  2. Forming regular nouns, e.g. էակ (ēak), բոլորակ (bolorak), տեսակ (tesak), քանակ (kʿanak)

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • -ակ” in Geworg J̌ahukyan (1998), Hin hayereni verǰacancʿneri cagumə [The Origin of Old Armenian Suffixes]. In Hayocʿ lezvi hamematakan kʿerakanutʿyan harcʿer [Questions of Comparative Grammar of the Armenian Language], Yerevan: Anania Shirakatsi
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