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-ուն

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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian -ուն (-un).

SuffixEdit

-ուն (-un)

  1. forming adjectives from verbs
    կպչել (kpčʿel, to stick) + ‎-ուն (-un) → ‎կպչուն (kpčʿun, sticky)

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Middle ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian -ուն (-un).

SuffixEdit

-ուն (-un)

  1. forming adjectives

Derived termsEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Proto-Indo-European *-ono- suffix and perhaps partly from *-o-mno-, an ablaut of *-o-meno- (adverbial suffix of neuter gender).

SuffixEdit

-ուն (-un)

  1. forming adjectives from verbs and rarely from nouns
    փայլեմpʿaylemto shine
    փայլունpʿaylunshining
    ասեմasemto talk
    ասունasunable to talk
    շարժեմšaržemto move
    շարժունšaržunmoveable
    իմաստimastunderstanding, good sense, judgment
    իմաստունimastunwise

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ReferencesEdit

  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998), “-ուն”, in Hin hayereni verǰacancʿneri cagumə [The Origin of Old Armenian Suffixes] (Hayocʿ lezvi hamematakan kʿerakanutʿyan harcʿer; 2) (in hy), Yerevan: Anania Širakacʿi, pages 5–48
  • Godel, Robert (1975) An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 66