-բան

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian բան (ban, word). In Old Armenian it was used in Ancient Greek calques for translating λόγος (lógos) in words like θεολόγος (theológos) or θεολογία (theología), which were rendered as աստուածաբան (astuacaban) and աստուածաբանութիւն (astuacabanutʿiwn). The practice continues now in calquing international (Latin) words with -logy, -logist, etc.

Suffix[edit]

-բան (-ban)

  1. -logist, -ist
    բուսաբան (busaban, botanist)
    երկրաբան (erkraban, geologist)
    հոգեբան (hogeban, psychologist)

Derived terms[edit]