-ուհի

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian -ուհի (-uhi); see below.

Suffix[edit]

-ուհի (-uhi)

  1. -ess, -ette. Forms nouns denoting female gender.
    պարուհի (paruhi) — female dancer
    երգչուհի (ergčʿuhi) — female singer
    սիրուհի (siruhi) — mistress
    հայուհի (hayuhi) — female Armenian

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The older spelling is -ուրհի (-urhi). Probably an Iranian borrowing, but the exact source is disputed. According to Godel abstracted away from one Iranian borrowing, namely թագուրհի (tʿagurhi), and propagated afterwards. In թագուրհի (tʿagurhi) the ending may go back to *-br̥θrya > *-wrhri. An alternative proposal is the derivation from Iranian -purhi. Has also been compared with the աւրի- (awri-) part in աւրիորդ (awriord).

Suffix[edit]

-ուհի (-uhi)

  1. forming nouns denoting female gender; -ess, -ette
    տիրուհիtiruhi — mistress
    քրմուհիkʿrmuhi — priestess

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References[edit]

  • -ուհի” 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
  • Robert Godel (1975), An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 63