ունայն

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ունայն ‎(unayn); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ունայն ‎(unayn) ‎(superlative ամենաունայն)

  1. vain
  2. futile, unavailing

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ունայն ‎(unayn)

  1. in vain, vainly

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *un- +‎ -այն ‎(-ayn). Cognates include Sanskrit ऊन ‎(ūná, wanting, deficient, defective), Persian ونگ ‎(vang, empty), Ancient Greek εὖνις ‎(eûnis, bereft), Latin vanus and English want.

Adjective[edit]

ունայն ‎(unayn)

  1. empty, void
    ունայն գուբ‎ ― unayn gub ― empty pit
  2. vain, useless
  3. (as a noun) vacuum, void, vacuity

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ունայն ‎(unayn)

  1. in vain, vainly

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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