-ին

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

According to J̌ahukyan, from the Proto-Indo-European *-eno- suffix and partly perhaps from the *-ino- suffix, variants of *-no-.

Suffix[edit]

-ին (-in)

  1. forming adjectives with the meaning of location
    ստորինstorin ― lower
    առաջինaṙaǰin ― first
    արտաքինartakʿin ― external
  2. forming adjectives
    լռինlṙin ― taciturn, silent
    ջերինǰerin ― warm
  3. forming adverbs
    ինքնինinkʿnin ― by himself/herself/itself
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • -ին” 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
  • -ին¹ in Geworg J̌ahukyan (ed. by Vahan Sargsyan) (2010), Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary], Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5, page 807a

Etymology 2[edit]

According to J̌ahukyan, an Urartian origin can be supposed.

Suffix[edit]

-ին (-in)

  1. forming adjectives
    դիւրինdiwrin ― easy
    խրթինxrtʿin ― obscure, dark
    խորինxorin ― deep
    մթինmtʿin ― dark
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • -ին” 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
  • -ին² in Geworg J̌ahukyan (ed. by Vahan Sargsyan) (2010), Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary], Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5, page 807a