-եան

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *-iyn̥, *-iHn̥.

Suffix[edit]

-եան (-ean)

  1. forming belonging/affiliation adjectives
Derived terms[edit]


Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from Iranian *-yān, a postvocalic variant of the pluralization suffix *-ān, whence -ան (-an). Alternatively, from Etymology 1, contaminated with the Iranian pluralization suffix.

Suffix[edit]

-եան (-ean)

  1. forming collectives
Derived terms[edit]


References[edit]

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

Etymology 3[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Perhaps the same with the adjective-forming suffix -եան (-ean) of Etymology 1.

Suffix[edit]

-եան (-ean)

  1. singular genitive/dative/locative case ending for certain verb derivatives, especially those with -ստ (-st), -ունդ (-und), -ուրդ (-urd)
    կորստեանkorsteangenitive/dative/locative singular of կորուստ (korust)
    ամսեանamseangenitive/dative/locative singular of ամիս (amis)
    խորհրդեանxorhrdeangenitive/dative/locative singular of խորհուրդ (xorhurd)
    ծննդեանcnndeangenitive/dative/locative singular of ծնունդ (cnund)
    տուընջեանtuənǰeangenitive/dative/locative singular of տիւ (tiw)

References[edit]

  • Godel, Robert (1975) An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 106–107