See also: ի, , ի-, and Ի

Old ArmenianEdit


Probably from Proto-Armenian *ēs-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁é-h₁es-, the old imperfect (past indicative) stem of *h₁ésti (to be).


-ի- (-i-)

  1. a vowel characterizing most of the imperfect endings of verbs
    որսայ-իorsay-iI was hunting
    որսայ-ի-նorsay-i-nthey were hunting
    գրե-իgre-iI was writing
    գրե-ի-րgre-i-ryou were writing
    արգելու-իargelu-iI was hindering
    արգելու-ի-րargelu-i-ryou were hindering

See alsoEdit


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