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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
    գիրքըgirkʿə — the book
    ծառերըcaṙerə — 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.