-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 ― mismeat
    մսացու‎ ― msacʿuintended 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 ― harsna newlywed
    հարսնացու‎ ― harsnacʿufiancée
    ապական‎ ― apakancorrupted
    ապականացու‎ ― apakanacʿucorruptable

DeclensionEdit

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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