են

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Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • յեն (yen) (reformed orthography spelling in 1922–1940) (following a vowel)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian են (en).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

են (en)

  1. third-person plural present of եմ (em)
    Նրանք հայ են։Nrankʿ hay en.They are Armenians.
    Նրանք հայ չեն։Nrankʿ hay čʿen.They are not Armenians.
    Նրանք գիրքը կարդալու են։Nrankʿ girkʿə kardalu en.They will read the book.

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁sénti.

Verb[edit]

են (en)

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of եմ (em)

References[edit]

  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 255