ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian ոչ (očʿ)․.

PronunciationEdit

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AdverbEdit

ոչ (očʿ)

  1. no; not
    ոչ...ոչočʿ...očʿneither...nor
    ոչ ոքočʿ okʿno one, nobody
    ոչ երբեքočʿ erbekʿnever, at no time
    ոչ էլočʿ ēlneither
    ոչ իսկočʿ isknot even
    ոչ միայնočʿ miaynnot only
    ոչ ապաքենočʿ apakʿenisn’t it?
    ոչ բարովočʿ barovexpression of regret, also used ironically
    ոչ է...ոչ էočʿ ē...očʿ ēexpression of despair, especially in an uncertain situation
    ոչ է ծիծաղեմ, ոչ է լաց լինեմočʿ ē cicałem, očʿ ē lacʿ linemI don’t know whether to laugh or cry; I’m at a loss for words
    ոչ ու փուչočʿ u pʿučʿuseless, undisciplined
    ոչ ու փուչ անելočʿ u pʿučʿ anelto destroy, to ruin
    ոչ ե՛ս, ոչ դո՛ւočʿ és, očʿ dúlet’s end our friendship, our acquaintance
    ոչ-ոքիočʿ-okʿi(sports) draw, tie

ParticleEdit

ոչ (očʿ)

  1. (somewhat formal) no (used to show disagreement or negation)
    Synonym: չէ (čʿē)
    Antonym: այո (ayo)

Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *(ne) h₂óyu kʷid (not ever, not on your life). Compare Ancient Greek οὐκ (ouk).[1]

AdverbEdit

ոչ (očʿ)

  1. not
    Ոչ է բարւոք մարդոյդ միայն լինելOčʿ ē barwokʿ mardoyd miayn linelIt is not good that the man should be alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “očʿ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 531