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Old ArmenianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From -ուն (-un) +‎ (-i).

SuffixEdit

-ունի (-uni)

  1. forming adjectives
    ծերունիceruniaged, old
    խնամունիxnamunikindred
DeclensionEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

Probably of Urartian origin.

SuffixEdit

-ունի (-uni)

  1. denoting a member of a specified dynasty or family
    ԱրշակAršakArsaces
    ԱրշակունիAršakuniArsacid
    ԲագրատBagratBagrat
    ԲագրատունիBagratuniBagratid
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ReferencesEdit

  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1987) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Literary Period] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, pages 441–442
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998), “-ունի”, 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