-ա-

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See also: ա, w, and Ա

Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian -ա-(-a-).

Interfix[edit]

-ա- ‎(-a-)

  1. an agglutinating interfix
    գետ-ա-ձի‎ ― get-a-ji ― hippopotamus

Derived terms[edit]



Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian -ա-(-a-).

Interfix[edit]

-ա- ‎(-a-)

  1. an agglutinating interfix
    մգլահոտ‎ ― mglahot ― smelling like mould

Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: -ա-(-a-)

Derived terms[edit]



Old Armenian[edit]

Interfix[edit]

-ա- ‎(-a-)

  1. an agglutinating infix
    ծայր-ա-քաղաք‎ ― cayr-a-kʿałakʿ ― acropolis

Usage notes[edit]

The members of a compound words, as a rule, are linked together by this interfix, unless the second member begins with a vowel.

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Armenian: -ա-(-a-)
    • Armenian: -ա-(-a-)

Derived terms[edit]


References[edit]

  • Godel, Robert (1975) An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 55