-անք

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian -անք ‎(-ankʿ); see below.

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Suffix[edit]

-անք (-ank’)

  1. Forms nouns from verbs.
    քծնել‎ ― kʿcnel ― to fawn upon
    քծնանք‎ ― kʿcnankʿ ― servility, cringing
    վիրավորել‎ ― viravorel ― to insult
    վիրավորանք‎ ― viravorankʿ ― an insult

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verbal suffix -ան- ‎(-an-) +‎ ‎(-kʿ). Compare աղքատ-ան-ամ ‎(ałkʿat-an-am) > աղքատանք ‎(ałkʿatankʿ), գտ-ան-եմ ‎(gt-an-em) > գտանք ‎(gtankʿ).

Suffix[edit]

-անք ‎(-ankʿ)

  1. Forming nouns from verbs.
    աղաչեմ‎ ― ałačʿem ― I supplicate, pray
    աղաչանք‎ ― ałačʿankʿ ― supplication, prayer
    կալում‎ ― kalum ― I take, lay hold of
    կալանք‎ ― kalankʿ ― arrest

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References[edit]

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