-ուկ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian -ուկ ‎(-uk).

Suffix[edit]

-ուկ ‎(-uk)

  1. forming diminutives or terms expressing affection
    խոզուկ‎ ― xozuk ― piggy
    մարդուկ‎ ― marduk ― little man

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the stem element *-ū̆- + Proto-Indo-European *-kon- suffix. See also -իկ ‎(-ik). The plant-name-forming suffix may have developed from this.

Suffix[edit]

-ուկ ‎(-uk)

  1. forming diminutives
    այր‎ ― ayr ― man
    այրուկ‎ ― ayruk ― very little man
  2. forming names of plants
    ժախուկ‎ ― žaxuk ― horse-radish
    կանեփուկ‎ ― kanepʿukUrtica cannabina
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Etymology 2[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Suffix[edit]

-ուկ ‎(-uk)

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    գեղջուկ‎ ― gełǰuk ― peasant
    հարցուկ‎ ― harcʿuk ― soothsayer
    հեղուկ‎ ― hełuk ― liquid
    ջերմուկ‎ ― ǰermuk ― warm mineral waters or springs
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References[edit]

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