-աւոր

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Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian -աւոր (-awor).

Suffix[edit]

-աւոր (-awor)

  1. forming adjectives

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the stem vowel *-ā/ə- + Proto-Indo-European *-bʰorā, an ablaut of *bʰer-, whence բերեմ (berem). Later the stem vowel was interpreted as the interfix -ա- (-a-) and the suffix was applied to other stems.

Suffix[edit]

-աւոր (-awor)

  1. forming adjectives, with the meaning “possessing, related to”
    ահah ― fear
    ահաւորahawor ― frightful, terrible
    վտանգvtang ― danger
    վտանգաւորvtangawor ― dangerous
    զէնzēn ― weapon
    զինուորzinuor ― soldier
    ձայնjayn ― voice
    ձայնաւորjaynawor ― vowel

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References[edit]

  • -աւոր” 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
  • Robert Godel (1975), An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 74