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ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • էն (ēn) (dialectal)

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian այն (ayn); see below.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

այն (ayn)

  1. (demonstrative) that, those (far from the listener)
    տու՛ր ինձ այն գիրքը (tur inj ayn girkʿə) — give me that book (which is far from you)
    Այն գիրքն ինձ դուր չի գալիս
    Ayn girkʿn inj dur čʿi galis
    I don't like that book.

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Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the demonstrative particle *այ- (*ay-) +‎ *նո- (*no-). The demonstrative particle is also found in Indo-Iranian: Old Persian [script needed] (aita), Sanskrit एष (eṣá), एत (etá).

PronounEdit

այն (ayn)

  1. (demonstrative) that
    այն է, այն ինքն է, այն իսկ էayn ē, ayn inkʿn ē, ayn isk ē(conjunction) that is to say, to wit, namely, i.e, viz or videlicet
    այն ինչayn inčʿwhilst, as long as, so long as: recently, freshly, newly
    այնու զիaynu zi(conjunction) in as much as, because
    այն ոքayn okʿsuch, such one
    այնր աղագաւaynr ałagaw(conjunction) for that reason, therefore
    յայնմ հետէyaynm hetēsince then, ever since, since that epoch
    յայնմ վայրիyaynm vayrithere, in that same or very place; then
    ցայս ցայնcʿays cʿaynboth as to this and to that, considering both sides of the case

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DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: այն (ayn)

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ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “այն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “այն”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “այն”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Abrahamyan, Ašot (1976) Grabari jeṙnark [A Handbook of Old Armenian] (in Armenian), 4th edition, Yerevan: Luys
  • Godel, Robert (1975) An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 107