See also: եմ and ԵՄ

Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

A "kind of a scrap-heap" of several Proto-Indo-European formations, including old thematic presents like բերեմ (berem, I carry)*bʰér-e-ti; ye-presents like ջնջեմ (ǰnǰem, I wipe, destroy)*gʷʰén-ye-ti (see *-yeti); causative-iteratives as գործեմ (gorcem, I work)*worǵ-éye-ti (see *-éyeti). Synchronically analyzable as stem vowel -ե- (-e-) + (-m).

SuffixEdit

-եմ (-em)

  1. first-person singular present active indicative ending of e-conjugation verbs
    գրեմgremI write
    բերեմberemI carry
    ջնջեմǰnǰemI wipe, destroy

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Fortson, Benjamin W. (2010) Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction, second edition, Oxford: Blackwell, page 391