-ակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian -ակ (-ak).

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Suffix[edit]

-ակ (-ak)

  1. Forming diminutives.
    գետակgetak — rivulet
    տնակtnak — little house
  2. Forming names of things (tools) or people performing some action.
    սուզակsuzak — diver
    սահնակsahnak — sled, sleigh

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *-ak, which must have had a diminutive value in some regions. Compare Middle Persian -k' (-ag), Persian ـه (-e).

Suffix[edit]

-ակ (-ak)

  1. forming diminutives
    աթոռatʿoṙ — chair
    աթոռակatʿoṙak — small chair
    նաւnaw — ship
    նաւակnawak — boat
  2. forming nouns
    էակēak — being
    բոլորակbolorak — circles
    տեսակtesak — kind, species
    քանակkʿanak — quantity

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References[edit]

  • -ակ” in Geworg J̌ahukyan (1998), Hin hayereni verǰacancʿneri cagumə [The Origin of Old Armenian Suffixes]. In Hayocʿ lezvi hamematakan kʿerakanutʿyan harcʿer [Questions of Comparative Grammar of the Armenian Language], Yerevan: Anania Shirakatsi