-իչ

ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian -իչ ‎(-ičʿ).

SuffixEdit

-իչ (-ič)

  1. Added to verbs to form agent nouns with the sense of "person or thing which does the verb". It is often equivalent to the English suffix -er.
  2. Added to nouns to form nouns denoting occupations. It is often equivalent to the English suffix -er.

Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the stem vowel -ի- ‎(-i-) + Proto-Indo-European *-kiā-, from *-k- + *-iā-. Compare Old Church Slavonic которичь ‎(kotoričĭ, quarrelsome).

SuffixEdit

-իչ ‎(-ičʿ)

  1. forming agent nouns

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: -իչ ‎(-ičʿ)

ReferencesEdit

  • -իչ, -ուչ” in Geworg J̌ahukyan (1998), Hin hayereni verǰacancʿneri cagumə [The Origin of Old Armenian Suffixes]. In Hayocʿ lezvi hamematakan kʿerakanutʿyan harcʿer [Questions of Comparative Grammar of the Armenian Language], Yerevan: Anania Shirakatsi
  • Robert Godel (1975), An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 66
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