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-ացու

ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian -ացու (-acʿu); see below.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ացու (-ac’u)

  1. Destined for, intended for.
    միսmis — meat
    մսացուmsacʿu — intended for slaughter

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Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the stem element -աց (-acʿ) +‎ -ու (-u), later spread to words without the -աց (-acʿ) stem. Compare աչաց (ačʿacʿ, genitive-dative of աչք (ačʿkʿ)) and աչացու (ačʿacʿu), կենդանաց- (kendanacʿ-, the aorist stem of կենդանանամ (kendananam)) and կենդանացու (kendanacʿu).

SuffixEdit

-ացու (-acʿu)

  1. Destined for, intended for.
    հարսնharsn — a newlywed
    հարսնացուharsnacʿu — fiancée
    ապականapakan — corrupted
    ապականացուapakanacʿu — corruptable

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • -ացու” 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