-ի-

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See also: ի, , ի-, and Ի

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Proto-Armenian *ēs-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁é-h₁es-, the old imperfect (past indicative) stem of *h₁ésti (to be).

Suffix[edit]

-ի- (-i-)

  1. a vowel characterizing most of the imperfect endings of verbs
    որսայ-իorsay-iI was hunting
    որսայ-ի-նorsay-i-nthey were hunting
    գրե-իgre-iI was writing
    գրե-ի-րgre-i-ryou were writing
    արգելու-իargelu-iI was hindering
    արգելու-ի-րargelu-i-ryou were hindering

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Fortson, Benjamin W. (2010) Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction, second edition, Oxford: Blackwell, page 391