իմ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian իմ ‎(im); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

իմ ‎(im)

  1. (possessive) my

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]

  • ‎(-s) (-s)

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁me- ‎(me). Cognate with Ancient Greek ἐμέ ‎(emé, me). The o-stem possessive is from Proto-Indo-European *h₁mos and cognate with Ancient Greek ἐμός ‎(emós).

Pronoun[edit]

իմ ‎(im)

  1. genitive singular of ես ‎(es)
    իմ է այս‎ ― im ē ays ― this is mine
    զմելին իմ‎ ― zmelin im ― my penknife
    գրեանն իմ‎ ― greann im ― my books
    ոչ է իմ մեղ‎ ― očʿ ē im meł ― it is no fault of mine
    իմ եւ քո‎ ― im ew kʿo ― mine and thine
    խաղաղութիւն մեծ յաջողէր ի յերկրի՝ եթէ ի բաց բառնայր անտի իմ եւ քո‎ ― xałałutʿiwn mec yaǰołēr i yerkri, etʿē i bacʿ baṙnayr anti im ew kʿo ― peace would be general in the world if there were neither mine nor thine
  2. (possessive) mine
    մին ի բարեկամաց իմոց‎ ― min i barekamacʿ imocʿ ― a friend of mine
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Armenian: իմ ‎(im)

Etymology 2[edit]

Dative-locative of ի- ‎(i-).

Pronoun[edit]

ի՞մ ‎(i?m)

  1. (interrogative) why?
    ի՞մ իմիք‎ ― i?m imikʿ ― to what end? to what purpose?
Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • ի in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • Ranko Matasović (2009), A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian, Zagreb, page 20
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 257