-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”
    ահahfear
    ահաւորahaworfrightful, terrible
    վտանգvtangdanger
    վտանգաւորvtangawordangerous
    զէնzēnweapon
    զինուորzinuorsoldier
    ձայնjaynvoice
    ձայնաւորjaynaworvowel

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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