-ացու

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian -ացու ‎(-acʿu); see below.

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Suffix[edit]

-ացու (-ac’u)

  1. Destined for, intended for.
    միս‎ ― mis ― meat
    մսացու‎ ― msacʿu ― intended for slaughter

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the stem element -աց ‎(-acʿ) +‎ -ու ‎(-u), later spread to words without the -աց ‎(-acʿ) stem. Compare աչաց ‎(ačʿacʿ, genitive-dative of աչք ‎(ačʿkʿ)) and աչացու ‎(ačʿacʿu), կենդանաց- ‎(kendanacʿ-, the aorist stem of կենդանանամ ‎(kendananam)) and կենդանացու ‎(kendanacʿu).

Suffix[edit]

-ացու ‎(-acʿu)

  1. Destined for, intended for.
    հարսն‎ ― harsn ― a newlywed
    հարսնացու‎ ― harsnacʿu ― fiancée
    ապական‎ ― apakan ― corrupted
    ապականացու‎ ― apakanacʿu ― corruptable

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References[edit]

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