-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)

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    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
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