-ացու

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian -ացու (-acʿu); see below.

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Suffix[edit]

-ացու (-ac’u)

  1. Destined for, intended for.
    միսmis ― meat
    մսացուmsacʿu ― intended for slaughter

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the stem element -աց (-acʿ) +‎ -ու (-u), later spread to words without the -աց (-acʿ) stem. Compare աչաց (ačʿacʿ, genitive-dative of աչք (ačʿkʿ)) and աչացու (ačʿacʿu), կենդանաց- (kendanacʿ-, the aorist stem of կենդանանամ (kendananam)) and կենդանացու (kendanacʿu).

Suffix[edit]

-ացու (-acʿu)

  1. Destined for, intended for.
    հարսնharsn ― a newlywed
    հարսնացուharsnacʿu ― fiancée
    ապականapakan ― corrupted
    ապականացուapakanacʿu ― corruptable

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References[edit]

  • -ացու” 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