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See also: պ, Ա, w, ɯ, and -ա-
Armenian Small Letter Ayb.png
ա U+0561, ա
ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER AYB
ՠ
[U+0560]
Armenian բ
[U+0562]

ArmenianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɑ]
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Etymology 1Edit

LetterEdit

ա

ա lowercase (uppercase Ա)

  1. The first letter of the Armenian alphabet, called այբ (ayb). Represents open back unrounded vowel: [ɑ]. Transliterated as a.
    Ա-ն Բ-ից ջոկելA-n B-icʿ ǰokelto know one's ABCs; to be literate
    Ա և ՔA ew Kʿfrom A to Z; the beginning and the end; completely, fully
    Ա-ից ՔA-icʿ Kʿfrom A to Z; from beginning to end
  2. The numeral 1 in Armenian numbering.

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

ա (a)

  1. (dialectal, colloquial) Alternative form of է (ē)
    Գլուխս ցավում ա։
    Gluxs cʿavum a.
    My head hurts.

Etymology 3Edit

InterjectionEdit

ա (a)

  1. ah, oh (used to express emotions such as surprise, delight, pain or disdain)
    Ա՜, բարև, բարև...A!, barew, barew...Ah, hello, hello...

ReferencesEdit

  • Dum-Tragut, Jasmine (2009) Armenian: Modern Eastern Armenian (London Oriental and African Language Library; 14), Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, § 1.1.1, page 13