-իկ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian -իկ(-ik). Reinforced by Russian -ик(-ik).

Suffix[edit]

-իկ (-ik)

  1. forming diminutives or terms expressing affection
    մայրիկ‎ ― mayrikmommy
    շնիկ‎ ― šnikdoggy
    գնդիկ‎ ― gndiklittle ball

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Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian -իկ(-ik).

Suffix[edit]

-իկ (-ik)

  1. forming diminutives

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Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: -իկ(-ik)

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From earlier *-իկն(*-ikn), from the stem element *-ī̆- + Proto-Indo-European *-kon- suffix. Compare the n-type declension of words with this suffix. Possibly contaminated with -իկ(-ik) of Iranian origin (see Etymology 2). See also -ուկ(-uk).

Suffix[edit]

-իկ (-ik)

  1. forming diminutives
    շուն‎ ― šundog
    շնիկ‎ ― šnikdoggy
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Descendants[edit]
  • Middle Armenian: -իկ(-ik)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Iranian *-īk (*-ya-ka).

Suffix[edit]

-իկ (-ik)

  1. forming agent nouns and adjectives
    մարտ‎ ― martfight
    մարտիկ‎ ― martikfighter
    ոստանիկ‎ ― ostanika free inhabitant of ոստան(ostan)
    մարզիկ‎ ― marzikathlete
    տոհմիկ‎ ― tohmiknoble
    սպասիկ‎ ― spasikservant
    այժմիկ‎ ― ayžmiknow, at present
    դրանիկ‎ ― dranikcourtier
  2. forming names of nations
    հնդիկ‎ ― hndikIndian
    պարսիկ‎ ― parsikPersian
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References[edit]

  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998), “-իկ”, 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