ո

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See also: ռ, Ռ, Ո, and n
ո U+0578, ո
ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER VO
շ
[U+0577]
Armenian չ
[U+0579]

Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ո

ո lowercase (uppercase Ո)

  1. The 24th letter of Armenian alphabet. Transliterated as o. Represents а open-mid back rounded vowel: [ɔ] (but [vɔ] word-initially).
  2. The numeral 600 in Armenian numbering.

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, § 1.1.2

Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ով (ov) (used before vowels)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷos, by loosing the initial consonant.

Pronoun[edit]

ո՞ (o?)

  1. (interrogative) who?
    ո՞, ո՞ ոքo?, o? okʿwho?
    ո՞ ի ձէնջ իշխեսցէ առնել զայդo? i jēnǰ išxescʿē aṙnel zaydwho among you dare do that?
    ո՞ ոք ի մարդկանէo? okʿ i mardkanēwho is he that ...?
    գիտեմ ո՛ է դաgitem ó ē daI know who he is
    ո՛ ոք եւ իցէó okʿ ew icʿēwhoever he may be
    ո՞յր է մատեանսo?yr ē mateanswhose book is this?
    զո՞ խնդրէքzo? xndrēkʿwhom do you seek?
    ո՞յր եսo?yr eswho are you for?
    ո՞ւմ ասացերu?m asacʿerto whom have you spoken?
    ո՞ գիտէo? gitēwho knows?
    ո՞յք ոմանք իցենo?ykʿ omankʿ icʿenwho are they who ...?
    ո՞ւմ ի կապելոցu?m i kapelocʿto which of the prisoners?
    յո՞ւմ անձինyu?m anjinon which person?
    ո՞յք եմքo?ykʿ emkʿwho are we?
    ո եւ պէտo ew pētwhoever it may be
    յոյր սակս/սակիyoyr saks/sakiwhy? on what account? for what reason?
    ում եւ պետum ew petwhatever, whatsoever

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: ով (ov)

References[edit]

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