See also: ռ, Ռ, Ո, and n
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ո U+0578, ո
ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER VO
շ
[U+0577]
Armenian չ
[U+0579]

ArmenianEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ո

ո lowercase (uppercase Ո)

  1. The 24th letter of Armenian alphabet, called ո (o). Transliterated as o. Represents а open-mid back rounded vowel: [ɔ] (but [vɔ] word-initially).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Dum-Tragut, Jasmine (2009) Armenian: Modern Eastern Armenian (London Oriental and African Language Library; 14), Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, § 1.1.2

Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ով (ov)before vowels

EtymologyEdit

Traditionally derived from Proto-Indo-European *kʷos, but Martirosyan prefers derivation from *yós.

PronounEdit

ո՞ (o?)

  1. (interrogative) who?
    ո՞, ո՞ ոքo?, o? okʿwho?
    ո՞ ի ձէնջ իշխեսցէ առնել զայդo? i jēnǰ išxescʿē aṙnel zaydwho among you dare do that?
    ո՞ ոք ի մարդկանէo? okʿ i mardkanēwho is he that ...?
    գիտեմ ո՛ է դաgitem ó ē daI know who he is
    ո՛ ոք եւ իցէó okʿ ew icʿēwhoever he may be
    ո՞յր է մատեանսo?yr ē mateanswhose book is this?
    զո՞ խնդրէքzo? xndrēkʿwhom do you seek?
    ո՞յր եսo?yr eswho are you for?
    ո՞ւմ ասացերu?m asacʿerto whom have you spoken?
    ո՞ գիտէo? gitēwho knows?
    ո՞յք ոմանք իցենo?ykʿ omankʿ icʿenwho are they who ...?
    ո՞ւմ ի կապելոցu?m i kapelocʿto which of the prisoners?
    յո՞ւմ անձինyu?m anjinon which person?
    ո՞յք եմքo?ykʿ emkʿwho are we?
    ո եւ պէտo ew pētwhoever it may be
    յոյր սակս/սակիyoyr saks/sakiwhy? on what account? for what reason?
    ում եւ պետum ew petwhatever, whatsoever

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: ով (ov)

ReferencesEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ո”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, a reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ո”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 523
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ո”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy