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 ուստեք‎ ― u?st ustekʿ ― whence? from where? from what place? which way?
  2. (as a suffix) from (showing direction)
    հեռուստ‎ ― heṙust ― from afar
    անդուստ‎ ― andust ― thence

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • ուստ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ուստ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ուստ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • -ուստ” in Geworg J̌ahukyan (1998), Hin hayereni verǰacancʿneri cagumə [The Origin of Old Armenian Suffixes]. In Hayocʿ lezvi hamematakan kʿerakanutʿyan harcʿer [Questions of Comparative Grammar of the Armenian Language], Yerevan: Anania Shirakatsi