See also: Է, , and է-
է U+0567, է
ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER EH
զ
[U+0566]
Armenian ը
[U+0568]

ArmenianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

LetterEdit

է

է lowercase (uppercase Է)

  1. The 7th letter of Armenian alphabet, called է (ē). Transliterated as ē. Represents an open-mid front unrounded vowel: [ɛ]. In Old Armenian it must have been a diphthong-like vowel [e(j)]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Armenian է (ē).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

է (ē)

  1. third-person singular present of եմ (em)
    Նա հայ է։Na hay ē.He is an Armenian.
    Նա հայ չէ։Na hay čʿē.He is not an Armenian.
    Նա գիրքը կարդալու է։Na girkʿə kardalu ē.He will read the book.

Etymology 3Edit

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian է (ē).

NounEdit

է (ē) (dated)

  1. being, existence, something or someone that exists, onto-
  2. God
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Armenian *ei, from *eti, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésti, the regular reflex of which would have been *եստ (*est). We are dealing here with the analogical influence of the corresponding ending of thematic verbs (compare բերէ (berē)) and the analogical extension of the secondary stem *e(h)- deriving from *h₁ésmi.

VerbEdit

է (ē)

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of եմ (em)

NounEdit

է (ē)

  1. being, existence, something or someone that exists
  2. God

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: է (ē)

Further readingEdit