իք

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ի- (i-). (-kʿ) may reflect some enclitic suffix; compare ոք (okʿ), which was used for animate objects.

Pronoun[edit]

իք (ikʿ)

  1. (indefinite) some, a, an, certain (of inanimate objects)
    իրիք իրիք, իւիք իւիքirikʿ irikʿ, iwikʿ iwikʿ — different, several, many
    իւիք իւիքiwikʿ iwikʿ — in something, somehow; by which, whereby
    ի՞մ իմիքi?m imikʿ — to what end? to what purpose?

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

իք (ikʿ)

  1. is, there is
    իք սպիտակ մարդikʿ spitak mard — there is a white man
    ոչ իք ճշմարիտočʿ ikʿ čšmarit — it is not true

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

իք (ikʿ

  1. what is, what there is

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • իք in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • իք in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • իք in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ašot Abrahamyan (1976), Grabari jeṙnark [A Handbook of Old Armenian] (fourth edition), Yerevan: Luys
  • Robert Godel (1975), An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 108