են

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Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • յեն (yen) (reformed orthography spelling in 1922–1940) (following a vowel)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian են (en).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

են (en)

  1. third-person plural present indicative of լինել (linel) "(they) are"
    Նրանք հայ են:
    Nrank' hay en.
    They are Armenian.
    Նրանք հայ չեն:
    Nrank' hay čen.
    They are not Armenian.
    Նրանք գիրքը կարդալու են:
    Nrank' girk'ë kardalu en.
    They will read the book.

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁sénti.

Verb[edit]

են (en)

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of եմ (em)

References[edit]

  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 255