ով

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ով (ov, who); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ով (ov)

  1. who

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alternative form of ո (o, who), used before vowels.

Pronoun[edit]

ո՞վ (o?v)

  1. (interrogative) who?
    ո՞վ ոքo?v okʿ ― who?
    ո՞վ ի ձէնջo?v i jēnǰ ― who amongst you?
    ո՞վ է դա, ո՞վ է այրդo?v ē da, o?v ē ayrd ― who is this man? what man is that?
    ոյր է պատկերսoyr ē patkers ― whose likeness is this?
    ո՞վ ես դուo?v es du ― who are you?
    զո՞վ առաւել սիրեսzo?v aṙawel sires ― which do you like best?
    ո՞վ եւ ո՞վ իցեն որ երթայցենo?v ew o?v icʿen or ertʿaycʿen ― who will go?
  2. who, that, he that, whoever

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: ով (ov)

References[edit]

  • ով in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ով 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
  • ով in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University