-ենի

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian -ենի (-eni).

Suffix[edit]

-ենի (-eni)

  1. Forms names of trees and shrubs.
    ծիրանենի (ciraneni) (çiraneni) — apricot tree
    տանձենի (tanjeni) (tanjeni) — pear tree
  2. Forms names of furs.
    կուղբ (kułb) (kuġb) — beaver
    կղբենի (kłbeni) (kġbeni) — beaver fur

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Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian -ենի (-eni).

Suffix[edit]

-ենի (-eni)

  1. forming names of trees and shrubs

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from -եան (-ean) +‎ (-i). The tree-name forming suffix may be of Urartian origin.

Suffix[edit]

-ենի (-eni)

  1. forming adjectives
    հայրhayr — father
    հայրենիhayreni — paternal
  2. forming names of trees and shrubs
    լաստենիlasteni — alder tree
    ձիթենիjitʿeni — olive tree
  3. forming names of furs
    աղուէսałuēs — fox
    աղուեսենիałueseni — fox fur

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References[edit]

  • -ենի” 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