Armenian

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Etymology

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From Old Armenian ամիս (amis).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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ամիս (amis)

  1. month
    ամեն ամիսamen amiseach month
    անցած ամիսancʻac amislast month
    հաջորդ ամիսhaǰord amisnext month
    Այսօր ամսի քանի՞սն է։Aysōr amsi kʻani?sn ē.What date is it today?

Declension

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Old Armenian

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Etymology

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From Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s (moon; month).[1][2][3] The initial ա- (a-) is an original Armenian development due to association with ամ (am, year). The deviant genitive-dative-locative ամսեան (amsean) has been explained as an adjective formation in Proto-Indo-European *-ih₃no- with the basic meaning “monthly”.

Noun

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ամիս (amis)

  1. month
    ամիս յամսոյ, ամսոյ ամսոյamis yamsoy, amsoy amsoyevery month
    առաջին օր ամսոյaṙaǰin ōr amsoythe first day of the month
    ի սկիզբն ամսեանi skizbn amseanthe beginning of the month
    ի վերջ ամսոյi verǰ amsoythe end of the month
    ի մէջ կոյս ամսեանi mēǰ koys amseantowards the middle of the month

Declension

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Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Armenian: ամիս (amis)

References

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  1. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʻeay (1971–1979) “ամիս”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, a reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  2. ^ Ačaṙyan, Hračʻya (1940) Hayocʻ lezvi patmutʻyun [History of the Armenian Language] (in Armenian), volume I, Yerevan: University Press, pages 36–37
  3. ^ Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) “amis”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden and Boston: Brill, page 47

Further reading

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  • Petrosean, Matatʻeay (1879) “ամիս”, in Nor Baṙagirkʻ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʻean, G., Siwrmēlean, X., Awgerean, M. (1836–1837) “ամիս”, in Nor baṙgirkʻ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy