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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *-mo- suffix. Compare Ancient Greek θερ-μό-ς (ther-mó-s), corresponding to ջեր-մ (ǰer-m). See also թարմ (tʿarm).

Suffix[edit]

(-m)

  1. found in few words
Derived terms[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

The suffix was unproductive already in Old Armenian.

References[edit]

  • ” 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

Etymology 2[edit]

According to Godel, from Proto-Indo-European *-smē̆. A trace of the final vowel perhaps survives in ումե-ք (ume-kʿ), ումե-մն (ume-mn). Compare the following cognates: Old Armenian դմա (dma), այդմ (aydm), Sanskrit तस्मै (tasmai), Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐌼𐌼𐌰 (þamma). See also ում (um).

Suffix[edit]

(-m)

  1. singular dative/locative marker in certain pronouns
    սմաsma — dative/locative singular of սա (sa)
    այսմaysm — dative/locative singular of այս (ays)
    ումum — dative/locative singular of ո (o), ով (ov)
    հիմhim — dative singular of հի- (hi-)
    իմim — dative singular of ի- (i-)
    որումorum — dative singular of որ (or)
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Robert Godel (1975), An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 109