-ատ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian -ատ (-at); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ատ (-at)

  1. -less, clipped, cut
    պոչ (počʿ) — tail
    պոչատ (počʿat) — tailless
    գլուխ (glux) — head
    գլխատ (glxat) — headless, with the head cut

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably of Proto-Indo-European origin and cognate with Sanskrit -अद्- (-ad-), Avestan [script needed] (-əδ-), Ancient Greek -αδ- (-ad-). Compare Sanskrit दृषद् (dṛṣad, rock), Ancient Greek δειράς (deirás, ridge of a chain of hills), genitive δειράδος (deirádos).

Suffix[edit]

-ատ (-at)

  1. Found in արմատ (armat), հաստատ (hastat) and perhaps աղքատ (ałkʿat), անքատ (ankʿat), փինատ (pʿinat).

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root of հատանեմ (hatanem, to cut), with the loss of h-. Compare the pair փայտահատ (pʿaytahat) : փայտատ (pʿaytat).

Suffix[edit]

-ատ (-at)

  1. -less, clipped, cut
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • -ատ” 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