չ-

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See also: չ, Չ, and -չ-

Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian չ- (čʿ-).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

չ- (čʿ-)

  1. a negative particle appended to the verb to form the negative conjugation of all moods, except the imperative mood
    չ- (čʿ-) + ‎սիրել (sirel, to like) → ‎չսիրել (čʿsirel, not to like)
    չ- (čʿ-) + ‎գրեցի (grecʿi, I wrote) → ‎չսիրել (čʿsirel, 'I did not write)
  2. A negative prefix, appended to some verb roots
    չ- (čʿ-) + ‎բերել (berel, to bring) → ‎չբեր (čʿber, non-bringing, barren)

Usage notes[edit]

As a negative prefix (sense 2) this is not productive anymore.

Derived terms[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ոչ (očʿ).

Prefix[edit]

չ- (čʿ-)

  1. A negative prefix
    ԱստուածAstuacGod
    չաստուածčʿastuacfalse god
    լուրlurnews
    չլուրčʿlurunheard of
    երէցerēcʿpriest
    չերէցčʿerēcʿpseudopriest, bad or unworthy priest

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Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: չ- (čʿ-)