Armenian edit

Etymology edit

From էն (ēn), dialectal development of Old Armenian այն (ayn, that, yon), and the suffix -իկ (-ik), with the final consonant cut off. See էսի (ēsi) for more details.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

էնի (ēni)

  1. (dialectal) Synonym of նա (na)

Usage notes edit

Although էնի can be used for humans, this is not its primary meaning. Unlike նա (na), the demonstrative sense is still somewhat preserved, and it can sometimes be seen as slightly derogatory.

References edit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1977), “հեմ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), volume III, 2nd edition, a reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 79