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ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian -ցի ‎(-cʿi).

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ցի ‎(-cʿi)

  1. Denoting persons originating from a certain place.
    եվրոպացի‎ ― evropacʿi ― European
    ֆրանսիացի‎ ― fransiacʿi ― Frenchman
    արտասահմանցի‎ ― artasahmancʿi ― foreigner

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Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *-skiyo-, composed of the suffixes *-sko- and *-iyo-.

SuffixEdit

-ցի ‎(-cʿi)

  1. Forming adjectives.
    խելք‎ ― xelkʿ ― brains
    խելացի‎ ― xelacʿi ― intelligent
  2. Denoting persons originating from a certain place.
    Քանան‎ ― Kʿanan ― Canaan
    քանանացի‎ ― kʿananacʿi ― Canaanite
    Հռովմ‎ ― Hṙovm ― Rome
    հռովմայեցի‎ ― hṙovmayecʿi ― Roman
    Փարպի‎ ― Pʿarpi ― Parpi (a village in Armenia)
    փարպեցի‎ ― pʿarpecʿi ― someone from Parpi
  3. Forming adverbs.
    մուրց‎ ― murcʿ ― fist
    մուրցացի‎ ― murcʿacʿi ― with the fists
    աք‎ ― akʿ ― leg
    աքացի‎ ― akʿacʿi ― with legs

DeclensionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: -ցի ‎(-cʿi)

ReferencesEdit

  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998), “-ացի, -եցի, -ցի”, 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
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