-ացու

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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian -ացու(-acʿu); see below.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ացու (-ac’u)

  1. Destined for, intended for.
    միս‎ ― mis ― meat
    մսացու‎ ― msacʿu ― intended for slaughter

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Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the stem element -աց(-acʿ) +‎ -ու(-u), later spread to words without the -աց(-acʿ) stem. Compare աչաց(ačʿacʿ, genitive-dative of աչք(ačʿkʿ)) and աչացու(ačʿacʿu), կենդանաց-(kendanacʿ-, the aorist stem of կենդանանամ(kendananam)) and կենդանացու(kendanacʿu).

SuffixEdit

-ացու ‎(-acʿu)

  1. Destined for, intended for.
    հարսն‎ ― harsn ― a newlywed
    հարսնացու‎ ― harsnacʿu ― fiancée
    ապական‎ ― apakan ― corrupted
    ապականացու‎ ― apakanacʿu ― corruptable

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998), “-ացու”, in Hin hayereni verǰacancʿneri cagumə [The Origin of Old Armenian Suffixes] (Hayocʿ lezvi hamematakan kʿerakanutʿyan harcʿer; 2) (in Armenian), Yerevan: Anania Širakacʿi, pages 5–48