-ուն

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian -ուն (-un).

Suffix[edit]

-ուն

  1. Forms adjectives from verbs.
    կպչել (kpčʿel)to stick
    կպչուն (kpčʿun)sticky

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Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old Armenian -ուն (-un).

Suffix[edit]

-ուն (-un)

  1. forming adjectives

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Proto-Indo-European *-ono- suffix and perhaps partly from Proto-Indo-European *-o-mno-, an ablaut of *-o-meno- (adverbial suffix of neuter gender).

Suffix[edit]

-ուն (-un)

  1. forming adjectives from verbs and rarely from nouns
    փայլեմpʿaylemto shine
    փայլունpʿaylunshining
    ասեմasemto talk
    ասունasunable to talk
    շարժեմšaržemto move
    շարժունšaržunmoveable
    իմաստimastunderstanding, good sense, judgment
    իմաստունimastunwise

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References[edit]

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