Last modified on 27 May 2014, at 15:18

-ուկ

ArmenianEdit

SuffixEdit

-ուկ (-uk)

  1. A suffix for building diminutives or terms expressing affection.
    խոզ (xoz) pig -> խոզուկ (xozuk) piggy
    մարդ (mard) man -> մարդուկ (marduk) little man

SynonymsEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the stem element *-ū̆- + Proto-Indo-European *-kon- suffix. See also -իկ (-ik). The plant-name-forming suffix may have developed from this.

SuffixEdit

-ուկ (-uk)

  1. forming diminutives
    այրayr ― man
    այրուկayruk ― very little man
  2. forming names of plants
    ժախուկžaxuk ― horse-radish
    կանեփուկkanepʿukUrtica cannabina
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

The origin is uncertain.

SuffixEdit

-ուկ (-uk)

  1. This word needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    գեղջուկgełǰuk ― peasant
    հարցուկharcʿuk ― soothsayer
    հեղուկhełuk ― liquid
    ջերմուկǰermuk ― warm mineral waters or springs
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • -ուկ” 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