ունակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ունակ (unak); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ունակ (unak) (superlative ամենաունակ)

  1. able, capable
    նա ունակ չէ դա անելna unak čʿē da anelhe is not capable of doing that

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ունիմ (unim) +‎ -ակ (-ak). As a suffix perhaps contaminated with Middle Iranian adjective-forming suffix *-nāk.

Adjective[edit]

ունակ (unak)

  1. having, containing
  2. (as a suffix) forming adjectives, e.g. բնակունակ (bnakunak), լուսունակ (lusunak)

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ունակ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ունակ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998), “-ունակ”, in Hin hayereni verǰacancʿneri cagumə [The Origin of Old Armenian Suffixes] (Hayocʿ lezvi hamematakan kʿerakanutʿyan harcʿer; 2) (in Armenian), Yerevan: Anania Širakacʿi, pages 5–48