է

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See also: Է, , and է-
է U+0567, է
ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER EH
զ
[U+0566]
Armenian ը
[U+0568]

Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Letter[edit]

է

է lowercase (uppercase Է)

  1. The 7th letter of Armenian alphabet, called է (ē). Transliterated as ē. Represents an open-mid front unrounded vowel: [ɛ]. In Old Armenian it must have been a diphthong-like vowel [e(j)]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Dum-Tragut, Jasmine (2009) Armenian: Modern Eastern Armenian (London Oriental and African Language Library; 14), Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, § 1.1.1

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Armenian է (ē).

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

է (ē)

  1. third-person singular present of եմ (em)
    Նա հայ է։Na hay ē.He is an Armenian.
    Նա հայ չէ։Na hay čʿē.He is not an Armenian.
    Նա գիրքը կարդալու է։Na girkʿə kardalu ē.He will read the book.

Etymology 3[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian է (ē).

Noun[edit]

է (ē) (dated)

  1. being, existence, something or someone that exists, onto-
  2. God
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Armenian *ei, from *eti, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésti, the regular reflex of which would have been *եստ (*est). We are dealing here with the analogical influence of the corresponding ending of thematic verbs (compare բերէ (berē)) and the analogical extension of the secondary stem *e(h)- deriving from *h₁ésmi.

Verb[edit]

է (ē)

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

Noun[edit]

է (ē)

  1. being, existence, something or someone that exists
  2. God

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: է (ē)

Further reading[edit]