-աւոր

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Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian -աւոր ‎(-awor).

Suffix[edit]

-աւոր ‎(-awor)

  1. forming adjectives

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the stem vowel *-ā/ə- + Proto-Indo-European *-bʰorā, an ablaut of *bʰer-, whence բերեմ ‎(berem). Later the stem vowel was interpreted as the interfix -ա- ‎(-a-) and the suffix was applied to other stems.

Suffix[edit]

-աւոր ‎(-awor)

  1. forming adjectives, with the meaning “possessing, related to”
    ահ‎ ― ah ― fear
    ահաւոր‎ ― ahawor ― frightful, terrible
    վտանգ‎ ― vtang ― danger
    վտանգաւոր‎ ― vtangawor ― dangerous
    զէն‎ ― zēn ― weapon
    զինուոր‎ ― zinuor ― soldier
    ձայն‎ ― jayn ― voice
    ձայնաւոր‎ ― jaynawor ― vowel

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References[edit]

  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998), “-աւոր”, 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
  • Godel, Robert (1975) An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 74