ան-

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See also: -ան and -ան-

Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ան- (an-), Middle Armenian ան- (an-).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ան- (an-)

  1. Used to form adjectives from nouns meaning "without (the thing mentioned)"; -less.
    արցունք (arc’unk’) — tear
    անարցունք (arc’unk’) — tearless
    օժիտ (òžit) — dowry
    անօժիտ (anòžit) — without a dowry, portionless
  2. Used to form the opposites of adjectives; un-, dis-.
    համաչափ (hamačap’) — symmetric
    անհամաչափ (anhamačap’) — asymmetric
    համաձայն (hamajayn) — concordant
    անհամաձայն (anhamajayn) — discordant

Usage notes[edit]

This is the most common negative prefix in Armenian.

Synonyms[edit]


Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ան- (an-).

Prefix[edit]

ան- (an-)

  1. without; -less

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *n̥-.

Prefix[edit]

ան- (an-)

  1. without; -less
    տունtun — home
    անտունantun — homeless
    յոյսyoys — hope
    անյոյսanyoys — hopeless
  2. forming the opposites of adjectives; un-, dis-
    ազատazat — free
    անազատanazat — unfree

Synonyms[edit]

  • տ- (t-) (t-), չ- (čʿ-) (čʿ-), ապ- (ap-) (ap-)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Armenian: ան- (an-)