չ-

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian չ- (čʿ-), from ոչ (očʿ), by losing the first letter.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

չ- (č-)

  1. negative particle appended to the verb to form the negative conjugation of all moods, except the imperative mood
    սիրել (sirel) (sirel) — to like
    չսիրել (čsirel) — not to like
    գրեցի (grecʿi) (grec'i) — I wrote
    չգրեցի (čgrec'i) — I did not write
  2. A negative prefix, appended to some verb roots.
    բերել (berel) — to bring
    չբեր (čber) — barren

Usage notes[edit]

As a negative prefix (sense 2) this is not productive anymore.


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ոչ (očʿ), by losing the first letter.

Prefix[edit]

չ- (čʿ-)

  1. A negative prefix.
    Աստուածastuac ― God
    չաստուածčʿastuac ― false god
    լուրlur ― news
    չլուրčʿlur ― unheard of
    երէցerēcʿ ― priest
    չերէցčʿerēcʿ ― pseudopriest, bad or unworthy priest

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Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: չ- (čʿ-)