-ովք

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Formed in Armenian as -ով ‎(-ov) +‎ ‎(-kʿ). Alternatively, inherited from Proto-Indo-European instrumental plural ending of athematic stems *-bʰis and cognate with Sanskrit -भिस् ‎(-bhis), Old Irish dative plural -ib.

Suffix[edit]

-ովք ‎(-ovkʿ)

  1. the plural instrumental case ending of o-stem nouns
    գայլովքgaylovkʿ ― instrumental plural of գայլ ‎(gayl)

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