-ենի

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian -ենի ‎(-eni).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ենի ‎(-eni)

  1. forming names of trees and shrubs
    ծիրանենի‎ ― ciraneni ― apricot tree
    տանձենի‎ ― tanjeni ― pear tree
  2. forming names of furs
    կղբենի‎ ― kłbeni ― beaver fur

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Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian -ենի ‎(-eni).

Suffix[edit]

-ենի ‎(-eni)

  1. forming names of trees and shrubs

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from -եան ‎(-ean) +‎ ‎(-i). The tree-name forming suffix may be of Urartian origin.

Suffix[edit]

-ենի ‎(-eni)

  1. forming adjectives
    հայր‎ ― hayr ― father
    հայրենի‎ ― hayreni ― paternal
  2. forming names of trees and shrubs
    լաստենի‎ ― lasteni ― alder tree
    ձիթենի‎ ― jitʿeni ― olive tree
  3. forming names of furs
    աղուէս‎ ― ałuēs ― fox
    աղուեսենի‎ ― ałueseni ― fox fur

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References[edit]

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