Chuvash edit

Etymology edit

From a compound of Proto-Turkic *-m (ordinal suffix) + Proto-Turkic *-inč (ordinal suffix),[1] compare Bulgar-مْ(-m, ordinal suffix) and ⁧-شِ(-şi, ordinal suffix).[2]

Cognate with Khalaj -minci, Turkmen -minji (ordinal suffix).

Suffix edit

-мӗш (-mĕš)

  1. Used to form ordinals of numerals
    пиллӗк (pillĕk, five) + ‎-мӗш (-mĕš) → ‎пиллӗкмӗш (pillĕkmĕš, fifth)

Derived terms edit

References edit

  1. ^ Levitskaja, Lija Sergejevna (1976) Istoričeskaja morfologija čuvašskovo jazyka [Historical morphology of Chuvash]‎[1], Moscow, pages 47-49
  2. ^ Tekin, Talât (1988) Volga Bulgar kitabeleri ve Volga Bulgarcası [Volga Bulgarian Ephitaphs and Volga Bulgarian Language]‎[2] (in Turkish), Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu Basımevi, →ISBN, page 40