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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian -ուկ (-uk).

SuffixEdit

-ուկ (-uk)

  1. forming diminutives or terms expressing affection
    խոզուկ‎ ― xozukpiggy
    մարդուկ‎ ― marduklittle man

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Old ArmenianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the stem element *-ū̆- + Proto-Indo-European *-kon- suffix. See also -իկ (-ik). The plant-name-forming suffix may have developed from this.

SuffixEdit

-ուկ (-uk)

  1. forming diminutives
    այր‎ ― ayrman
    այրուկ‎ ― ayrukvery little man
  2. forming names of plants
    ժախուկ‎ ― žaxukhorse-radish
    կանեփուկ‎ ― kanepʿukUrtica cannabina
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Etymology 2Edit

The origin is uncertain.

SuffixEdit

-ուկ (-uk)

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    գեղջուկ‎ ― gełǰukpeasant
    հարցուկ‎ ― harcʿuksoothsayer
    հեղուկ‎ ― hełukliquid
    ջերմուկ‎ ― ǰermukwarm mineral waters or springs
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ReferencesEdit

  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998), “-ուկ”, 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