ինչ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ինչ ‎(inčʿ).

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Pronoun[edit]

ինչ ‎(inčʿ)

  1. what
  2. that, which

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ի- ‎(i-).

Pronoun[edit]

ինչ ‎(inčʿ)

  1. (indefinite) some, a, an, one, certain, single, any
    աւուրս ինչ‎ ― awurs inčʿ ― some days
    պտուղ ինչ‎ ― ptuł inčʿ ― some fruit
    չիք ինչ, չէ ինչ‎ ― čʿikʿ inčʿ, čʿē inčʿ ― nothing, it is nothing, no matter
    չգիտեմ ինչ‎ ― čʿgitem inčʿ ― I know nothing, I know nothing about it
    զի՞նչ ինչ‎ ― zi?nčʿ inčʿ ― what? what thing?
    ունիմ ինչ ասել քեզ‎ ― unim inčʿ asel kʿez ― I have something to tell you
    յինչ ածել‎ ― yinčʿ acel ― to create
    ոչ ինչ‎ ― očʿ inčʿ ― nothing
    այն ինչ‎ ― ayn inčʿ ― whilst, as long as, so long as; recently, freshly, newly
    ամենայն որ ինչ իմ է՝ քո է‎ ― amenayn or inčʿ im ē, kʿo ē ― all that I have is thine
  2. (interrogative) what? which?
    զի՞նչ ժամ է‎ ― zi?nčʿ žam ē ― what o'clock is it?
    զի՞նչ ասէ‎ ― zi?nčʿ asē ― what says he?
    առ ի՞նչ‎ ― aṙ i?nčʿ ― how? why? for what cause?
    առ զի՞նչ իցէ‎ ― aṙ zi?nčʿ icʿē ― to what purpose?
    յի՞նչ օրէնս‎ ― yi?nčʿ ōrēns ― in what law? in what religion or custom?

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Noun[edit]

ինչ ‎(inčʿ)

  1. (usually in the plural) property, fortune, substance, possessions; riches, effects, goods and chattels; estate, domain
    արկանել յընչից‎ ― arkanel yənčʿicʿ ― to despoil or deprive of one's possessions

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References[edit]

  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ինչ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ինչ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ինչ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy