-իչ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian -իչ ‎(-ičʿ).

Suffix[edit]

-իչ ‎(-ičʿ)

  1. Added to verbs to form agent nouns with the sense of "person or thing which does the verb". It is often equivalent to the English suffix -er.
  2. Added to nouns to form nouns denoting occupations. It is often equivalent to the English suffix -er.

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the stem vowel -ի- ‎(-i-) + Proto-Indo-European *-kiā-, from *-k- + *-iā-. Compare Old Church Slavonic которичь ‎(kotoričĭ, quarrelsome).

Suffix[edit]

-իչ ‎(-ičʿ)

  1. forming agent nouns

Declension[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: -իչ ‎(-ičʿ)

References[edit]

  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998), “-իչ, -ուչ”, 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
  • Godel, Robert (1975) An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 66