-ա-

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See also: ա and w

Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian -ա- (-a-).

Interfix[edit]

-ա- (-a-)

  1. an agglutinating interfix
    գետ-ա-ձիget-a-ji — hippopotamus

Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian -ա- (-a-).

Interfix[edit]

-ա- (-a-)

  1. an agglutinating interfix
    մգլահոտmglahot — smelling like mould

Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: -ա- (-a-)

Old Armenian[edit]

Interfix[edit]

-ա- (-a-)

  1. an agglutinating infix
    ծայր-ա-քաղաքcayr-a-kʿałakʿ — acropolis

Usage notes[edit]

The members of a compound words, as a rule, are linked together by this interfix, unless the second member begins with a vowel.

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Armenian: -ա- (-a-)
    • Armenian: -ա- (-a-)

References[edit]

  • Robert Godel (1975), An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 55