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Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ‎(-n).

Suffix[edit]

‎()

  1. a definite article that assigns definite reference to the noun and is suffixed to the noun’s stem, or to the plural suffix or to the case ending
    գիրքը‎ ― girkʿə ― the book
    ծառերը‎ ― caṙerə ― the trees

Usage notes[edit]

The allomorph ‎(-n) is used when the lexeme to which it is attached ends in a vowel, e.g. ծառա-ն ‎(caṙa-n, the servant), մարդու-ն ‎(mardu-n, the man (dative)), and when the following word starts with a vowel, e.g. գիրք-ն եմ ուզում ‎(girkʿ-n em uzum, I want the book). In all other cases ‎() is used.