այո

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian այո ‎(ayo); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

այո ‎(ayo)

  1. (formal) yes

Synonyms[edit]

  • (informal) հա ‎(ha)

Antonyms[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably of onomatopoeic origin. Alternatively, from Proto-Armenian *ayú, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂óyu.

Adverb[edit]

այո ‎(ayo)

  1. yes

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often written with a շեշտ ‎(šešt) — այո՛ ‎(ayó).
  • A declined form այոյնիւն ‎(ayoyniwn), which is a singular instrumental, is attested.
  • Already in the 12th century the word was extinct, replaced by հա ‎(ha).

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “այո”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “այո”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “այո”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “ayo”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 58