-գոյն

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Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From գոյն (goyn, colour; in this manner).

Suffix[edit]

-գոյն (-goyn)

  1. Forming the comparative degree of adjectives.
    լաւlaw — good
    լաւագոյնlawagoyn — better
    մեծmec — big
    մեծագոյնmecagoyn — bigger
  2. In certain cases, forming the superlative degree of adjectives.

Usage notes[edit]

In modern Armenian this suffix forms only superlative degrees. In Old Armenian the superlative sense was expressed with such adverbs as կարի (kari), յոյժ (yoyž), սաստիկ (sastik), անհնարին (anhnarin): for example յոյժ մեծ (yoyž mec, the biggest).

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References[edit]

  • Ašot Abrahamyan (1976), Grabari jeṙnark [A Handbook of Old Armenian] (fourth edition), Yerevan: Luys
  • գոյն in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • -ագոյն” in Geworg J̌ahukyan (1998), Hin hayereni verǰacancʿneri cagumə [The Origin of Old Armenian Suffixes]. In Hayocʿ lezvi hamematakan kʿerakanutʿyan harcʿer [Questions of Comparative Grammar of the Armenian Language], Yerevan: Anania Shirakatsi