ուստ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The ու- (u-) is probably from the Proto-Indo-European *-kʷu- adverbial stem. The origin of -ստ (-st) is uncertain; perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *-dh-to.

Adverb[edit]

ուստ (ust)

  1. whence? from where? from what place? which way?
    ո՞ւստ ուստեքu?st ustekʿwhence? from where? from what place? which way?
  2. (as a suffix) from (showing direction)
    հեռուստheṙustfrom afar
    անդուստandustthence

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ուստ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ուստ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ուստ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998), “-ուստ”, 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