-անի

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See also: Անի

Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Armenian -անի (-ani).

Suffix[edit]

-անի (-ani)

  1. Possessing a quality or thing.
Derived terms[edit]


Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Armenian -անի (-ani).

Suffix[edit]

-անի (-ani)

  1. Forming collective nouns.
Derived terms[edit]



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
Declension[edit]
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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Armenian: -անի (-ani)

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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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Gočanean, Pōłos, Dasakan grabari gorcnakan kʿerakanutʿiwn [Practical Grammar of Classical Old Armenian] (in Armenian), Vienna, Yerevan: Mekhitarist Press, 2011, page 84
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg, “-անի”, in Hin hayereni verǰacancʿneri cagumə [The Origin of Old Armenian Suffixes] (Hayocʿ lezvi hamematakan kʿerakanutʿyan harcʿer; 2)‎[1] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Anania Širakacʿi, 1998, pages 5–48