-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
    մայրիկmayrikmommy
    շնիկšnikdoggy
    գնդիկgndiklittle 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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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
    շունšundog
    շնիկšnikdoggy
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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
    մարտmartfight
    մարտիկmartikfighter
    ոստանիկostanika free inhabitant of ոստան (ostan)
    մարզիկmarzikathlete
    տոհմիկtohmiknoble
    սպասիկspasikservant
    այժմիկayžmiknow, at present
    դրանիկdranikcourtier
  2. forming names of nations
    հնդիկhndikIndian
    պարսիկparsikPersian
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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