ունայն

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ունայն (unayn); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ունայն (unayn)

  1. vain
  2. futile, unavailing

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ունայն (unayn)

  1. in vain, vainly

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *un- +‎ -այն (-ayn). Cognates include Sanskrit ऊन (ūna, wanting, deficient, defective), Persian ونگ (vang, empty), Ancient Greek εὖνις (eûnis, bereft), Latin vanus and English want.

Adjective[edit]

ունայն (unayn

  1. empty, void
    ունայն գուբunayn gub — empty pit
  2. vain, useless
  3. (as a noun) vacuum, void, vacuity

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ունայն (unayn)

  1. in vain, vainly

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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