-ին

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

According to J̌ahukyan, from the Proto-Indo-European *-eno- suffix and partly perhaps from the *-ino- suffix, variants of *-no-.

Suffix[edit]

-ին (-in)

  1. forming adjectives with the meaning of location
    ստորինstorinlower
    առաջինaṙaǰinfirst
    արտաքինartakʿinexternal
  2. forming adjectives
    լռինlṙintaciturn, silent
    ջերինǰerinwarm
  3. forming adverbs
    ինքնինinkʿninby himself/herself/itself
Derived terms[edit]


References[edit]

  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998), “-ին”, 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
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “-ին¹”, in Sargsyan, Vahan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 807a

Etymology 2[edit]

According to J̌ahukyan, an Urartian origin can be supposed.

Suffix[edit]

-ին (-in)

  1. forming adjectives
    դիւրինdiwrineasy
    խրթինxrtʿinobscure, dark
    խորինxorindeep
    մթինmtʿindark
Derived terms[edit]


References[edit]

  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998), “-ին”, 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
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “-ին²”, in Sargsyan, Vahan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 807a