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 ինչawurs inčʿsome days
    պտուղ ինչptuł inčʿsome fruit
    չիք ինչ, չէ ինչčʿikʿ inčʿ, čʿē inčʿnothing, it is nothing, no matter
    չգիտեմ ինչčʿgitem inčʿI know nothing, I know nothing about it
    զի՞նչ ինչzi?nčʿ inčʿwhat? what thing?
    ունիմ ինչ ասել քեզunim inčʿ asel kʿezI have something to tell you
    յինչ ածելyinčʿ acelto create
    ոչ ինչočʿ inčʿnothing
    այն ինչayn inčʿwhilst, as long as, so long as; recently, freshly, newly
    ամենայն որ ինչ իմ է՝ քո էamenayn or inčʿ im ē, kʿo ēall that I have is thine
  2. (interrogative) what? which?
    զի՞նչ ժամ էzi?nčʿ žam ēwhat o'clock is it?
    զի՞նչ ասէzi?nčʿ asēwhat says he?
    առ ի՞նչaṙ i?nčʿhow? why? for what cause?
    առ զի՞նչ իցէaṙ zi?nčʿ icʿēto what purpose?
    յի՞նչ օրէնսyi?nčʿ ōrēnsin 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 յընչիցarkanel yənčʿicʿto 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
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ինչ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy