-անի

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See also: Անի

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the suffix or stem element -ան (-an) +‎ (-i).

Suffix[edit]

-անի (-ani)

  1. Possessing a quality or thing.
    գեղgełbeauty
    գեղանիgełanibeautiful
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the Iranian pluralization suffix *-ān (compare -ան (-an)) and a suffix (-i). The origin of the latter is not completely clear.

Suffix[edit]

-անի (-ani)

  1. Forming collective nouns.
    աւագawagnoble
    աւագանիawaganithe nobility collectively
    երէցerēcʿpriest
    երիցանիericʿanithe priests collectively
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References[edit]

  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998), “-անի”, 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