-ատ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian -ատ ‎(-at); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ատ (-at)

  1. -less, clipped, cut
    պոչ ‎(počʿ) — tail
    պոչատ ‎(počʿat) — tailless
    գլուխ ‎(glux) — head
    գլխատ ‎(glxat) — headless, with the head cut

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably of Proto-Indo-European origin and cognate with Sanskrit -अद्- ‎(-ad-), Avestan [script needed] ‎(-əδ-), Ancient Greek -αδ- ‎(-ad-). Compare Sanskrit दृषद् ‎(dṛṣad, rock), Ancient Greek δειράς ‎(deirás, ridge of a chain of hills), genitive δειράδος ‎(deirádos).

Suffix[edit]

-ատ ‎(-at)

  1. Found in արմատ ‎(armat), հաստատ ‎(hastat) and perhaps աղքատ ‎(ałkʿat), անքատ ‎(ankʿat), փինատ ‎(pʿinat).

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root of հատանեմ ‎(hatanem, to cut), with the loss of h-. Compare the pair փայտահատ ‎(pʿaytahat) : փայտատ ‎(pʿaytat).

Suffix[edit]

-ատ ‎(-at)

  1. -less, clipped, cut
Derived terms[edit]


References[edit]

  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998), “-ատ”, 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