-ճան

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *-čan. Compare Parthian -cn (-čan) in šʾdcn (šād-čan, happy), Sogdian -cn (-čan, inclined to; belonging to), ultimately from Proto-Indo-Iranian *kan-, *čan- (to love, take pleasure in).

Suffix[edit]

-ճան (-čan)

  1. -loving
    գինեճանginečanwine-loving
    տիրաճանtiračanloving one's lord

Derived terms[edit]


References[edit]

  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1998), “-ճան”, 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