-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